new free biblical hebrew textbook available online

Ruth 1 from the Aleppo Codex

Ruth 1 from the Aleppo Codex

john a. cook and robert d. holmstedt have made available online their new biblical hebrew textbook entitled, ‘biblical hebrew: a student grammar‘ for free. available as a simple .pdf download, the book appears at first glance to be a well organized introduction to biblical hebrew. because it was developed with online dissemination in mind, the book integrates several pedagogical techniques (like digitally marking up texts and apparatuses for clearer explanation) that are not found in older, classical hebrew textbooks. releasing the book for free online will guarantee greater exposure and therefore better adoption than publishing a bound paper volume alone. likewise, the digital format will allow for quicker corrections to any typographical errors that can then be integrated into the text itself, which is superior to a separate, printed errata sheet tucked inside the front cover of a printed volume.

for those of you that always wanted to learn hebrew, this is a great opportunity. thank you to drs. cook and holmstedt for the effort and for making it available for free online.

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