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Biblical Hebrew Lesson 11 Homework

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on Wednesday nights in 2.5 hour shots (6-8:30pm).  Here are some links to the materials that we’re using for the course.

Syllabus: see link in Blackboard course management system

Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross:Here

Ross Homework Keys:Here

Ross Audio Files:Here

Course Handouts:Here

Restricted Access (only for those enrolled in class)

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ASSIGNMENT PREP DUE DATES: [note: assignments will be ordered so that the most recent one appears on top]

Due Wed, May 3:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 38 and Lesson 39. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 38 & 39 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 36 + Review Vocab from Lessons 20-25. [4] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 37 + Review Vocab from Lessons 26-30.

Due Wed, Apr 26:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on  Lesson 36 and Lesson 37. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 36 & 37 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 34 + Review Vocab from Lessons 11-15. [4] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 35 + Review Vocab from Lessons 16-20.

Due Wed, Apr 19:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 34 and Lesson 35. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 34 & 35 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 33 + Review Vocab from Lessons 6-10.

Due Wed, Apr 12:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 33 and Lesson 34. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 33 & 34 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) [3] Quiz on Vocab from Lesson 32 + Review Vocab from Lessons 1-5. [4] MIDTERM EXAM (part 3): Last hour of class.

Due Wed, Apr 5:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 32 and Lesson 33. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 32 & 33 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) [3] Quiz on Lessons 30-31 (both chapters together on one quiz). [4] MIDTERM PART 2 DUE: complete at home “Midterm Part 2,” which involves reproducing the Principal Parts from memory in one sitting. Here’s the sheet you need to reproduced: Principal Parts of Qal Plus Derived Stems of Hebrew Verbs FULL HANDOUT. Here’s what you can use to practice:Principal Parts of Qal Plus Derived Stems of Hebrew Verbs PRACTICE SHEET.

Due Wed, Mar 29:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 30 & Lesson 31. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 30 & 31 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Quiz Lesson 29.

Due Wed, Mar 22:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lessons 29, Lesson 30 & Lesson 31. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 29 & 30 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Quiz Lesson 27-28 (this will be one combined quiz).

Wed, Mar 15: NO CLASS, Spring Break.

Due Wed, Mar 8:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 27 & Lesson 28. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 27 & 28 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 26.

Due Wed, Mar 1:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 26 & Lesson 27. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 26 & 27 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 25.

Due Wed, Feb 22:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 25 & Lesson 26. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 25 & 26 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 24.

Due Wed, Feb 15:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 24 & Lesson 25. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 24 & 25 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will try to go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lessons 22 & 23.

Due Wed, Feb 8:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 22 & Lesson 23. Read Lesson 24. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 22 & 23 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 21.

Due Wed, Feb 1:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 21 & Lesson 22. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 21 & 22 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 20.

Due Wed, Jan 25:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 20 & Lesson 21. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 20 & 21 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 19.

Due Wed, Jan 18:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 19 & Lesson 20. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 19 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW.

======Fall 2016 assignments below========

Due Wed, Dec 7:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on  Lesson 18. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 18 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for Lesson 18. This Lesson 18 material will be on your Final Exam (since we don’t have another class session to do a quiz on it).

Due Wed, Nov 30:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 16 & Lesson 17. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 16 & 17 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for those lessons. [3] Quizzes on Lessons 14 & 15.

Due Wed, Nov 16:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 14 and Lesson 15. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 14 & 15 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for those lessons. [3] Quizzes on Lessons 12 & 13.

Due Wed, Nov 9:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 13  & Lesson 14. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 12 (if not complete) and Lesson 13 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for those lessons and begin covering Lesson 14 in lecture. [3] No quiz on 12 until next week.

Due Wed, Nov 2:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 12 & Lesson 13.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 12 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for that lesson. [3] Prepare for quizzes on Lessons 10 & 11 (remember to review prior vocab).

Due Wed, Oct 26:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 10 & Lesson 11.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 10 & 11 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Wed, Oct 19:

[1] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 10 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).   [2] Quizzes on Lessons 8 & 9. [3] Midterm: Chs 1-7.

Due Wed, Oct 12:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 9 and Lesson 10.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 9 & 10 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). We will begin class by going over Lesson 8 HW.  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 7.

Due Wed, Oct 5:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  LecturesLesson 7 & Lesson 8 . [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 7 & 8 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 6.

Due Wed, Sept 28:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 6 & Lesson 7.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 6 & 7 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for quizzes on Lesson 4 & 5.

Due Wed, Sept 21:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:Lectures on Lesson 5 & Lesson 6.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 4 & 5 [just watch Lesson 6] (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 3.

Due Wed, Sept 14:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:Lectures on Lesson 3 & Lesson 4.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 3 & 4 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 2.

Due Wed, Sept 7:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:Lectures on Lesson 2 & Lesson 3.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 2 & 3 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for 2 quizzes: one on the Hebrew Alphabet, and one on Lesson 1  (providing the proper English and Hebrew transliterations of words/letters).

Due Wed, Aug 31: Below is the assignment to complete BEFORE our first class meeting on Wednesday, Aug 31. (Please do exactly what these instructions say to do in preparation for our first class session together.

Syllabus: Download and read through it carefully (get it in Blackboard by clicking on the “Syllabus” link on the left side of the homepage for this course).

Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:Click here on Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 to view and listen to these two lectures on youtube.

Reading:

Textbook: IBH (Ross’s textbook, Introducing Biblical Hebrew): Lessons 1-2

Course handouts:  [1]Alphabet and Transliteration; [2]Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet (use for memorizing); [3] Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart ; [4] Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet; [5] Hebrew Syllables

Memorization: [1] Hebrew Alphabet (pronunciation of letters; names of letters; order; how to write letters; see my Handout called “Alphabet and Transliteration”). [2] Here is a link to the Hebrew Alphabet Song that I like to teach my beginning Hebrew students (to the tune of “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music movie). Please listen to this and sing along with it as you study the Hebrew letters in order. Click here. [3] Hebrew vowels.

Written Assignments:

[1]  Practice writing the Hebrew alphabet with English transliteration in order.  I suggest doing this at least 5 times or more, until you have mastered it. To do this, use my handout “Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet.”

[2]  Complete IBH 1.8 exercises, sections A (1-12) and B (1-3).

[3]  Practice writing the Simplified Hebrew Vowels Chart]. I suggest doing this at least 5 times or more, until you have mastered it. To do this, use my handout  Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet.

[4] Complete IBH 2.10 exercises, sections A (1-4), B (1-5), and part of C (just divide the syllables of the words in section A and label “o” for open, “c” for closed).

Note:  for your assistance, I have uploaded audio files in WAV format where I read the vocab words, some of the exercises, and some of the grammatical information in each of the chapters of Ross.  Listening to these can greatly help you with your homework. Look above and click on the link called “Ross (IBH) Audio Files.” Note well: I used to pronounce the 6th letter of the alphabet as “wow”; I now pronounce it as “vav.” Please be aware of this, since the recordings reflect my older pronunciation.

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Re 144-1: Biblical Hebrew I

 
Re 144 "Biblical Hebrew I": This is the first semester of a two-semester course in Introductory Biblical Hebrew. The course will cover the fundamentals of grammar as well as substantial readings from the Old Testament in the original Hebrew. Instruction will also be provided on the proper use of lexical tools that are useful for biblical research. Open to those with no knowledge of Hebrew; also to those who know some Hebrew but who wish to improve their skills in reading and grammar.
 
 
[ Course Requirements , Schedule , Goals and Objectives , September, October, November, December ]

ProfessorDr. Andrew G. Vaughn
OfficeOld Main 105C
office telephonex7475
home telephone625-2797 (before 9PM)
office hoursMW 1:30 - 3:30; Tu 12:45 - 2:00
Required Texts (for both semesters):
Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, Revised Ed. (abbrev. Seow)
Brown, Driver, and Briggs, Lexicon (abbrev. BDB)
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (abbrev. BHS)

Goals and Objectives ofthe Course:The primary goal of the course is to enablethe student to read and interpret the Hebrew Scriptures in theoriginal language. With this in mind, the course introduces elementaryHebrew grammar and syntax in the context of reading selected passagesfrom the Old Testament in Hebrew. The student will be introducedto a variety of genres in the Old Testament (i.e, poetry and prose).In order to aid the student in interpretation of Old Testamenttexts, we will devote study to the proper use of various lexicaltools and commentaries. By the end of the second semester, thestudent should be able to read and interpret a large portion ofthe Hebrew Bible with the use of lexical aids.

 

Course Requirements:The following requirements will facilitate the goals listed above:

  1. Faithful attendance and participation in class (you cannot learn Hebrew if you do not come to class)
  2. Completion of daily homework assignments (you may work with your classmates on these)
  3. Completion of daily vocabulary assignments (much of learning Hebrew is just memorization)
  4. Participation in "Interpretation Workshops" during the class hour
  5. Completion of weekly quizes
  6. Completion of a mid-term exam
  7. Completion of a final exam (we may have individual, oral exams)

Anticipated Method of Evaluation:

 Attendance

15%

 Homework

10%

Weekly Quizes

40%

Midterm Exam

15%

Final Exam

20%

Total

100%

 

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE OF TOPICSAND READINGS

 

Sep. 08 (W): Course introduction and The Alphabet
10 (F): Quiz on Lesson 1 and Introduction to Lesson II (vowels and varia)
  • The alphabet
  • The begadkapat letters
  • Andy's dagesh rules
 
13 (M): Lesson II (vowels and varia)
  • Review syllable rules (p. 5 in Seow)
  • Memorize the vowels (p. 6 in Seow)
  • Review discussion of matres (p. 7 in Seow)
  • Review Andy's shewa rules (see pp. 9-11)
  • Learn vocab from Lesson II (tape of vocab)
  • Complete, p. 15, Exercise 2a
14 (Tu): Homework check (stop by Andy's Office between 10:30 and 12:30)
  • p. 15, vocabulary from Lesson II. Write in Hebrew; read aload; and translate
15 (W): Lesson III (The Noun):
  • p. 16: Excerise 2c: write in Hebrew; divide words into syllables; translate the words that you know
  • Learn vocab from Lesson III (tape of vocab)
17 (F): Quiz on Lessons I-III and Introduction to Lession IV (Hebrew Roots)
  • vocab from Lessons II and III
  • Be able to divide Hebrew passage into syllables (I will give you the passage ahea of time)
  • Produce the singular or plural of nouns that I will give you ahead of time
  • After quiz Andy will review Lesson IV (be sure to bring BDB to class!)
20 (M): Lessons IV and V
  • vocab for lesson IV (tape of vocab)
  • correct homework on plurals with rules from Seow used to construct plurals
21 (Tu): Homework check (stop by Andy's Office between 12:45 and 2:30)
  • vocab for Lesson V (tape of vocab)
  • Seow, p. 45, exercise b.
  • be able to say the vocabulary from Lessons IV and V out loud
22 (W): Lesson VI
24 (F): Quiz on Lessons I-VI
27 (M): Lesson VI
  • p. 62, exercises a, b, and c.
29 (W): Lesson VII
  • vocab for Lesson VII (tape of vocab)
  • correct p. 62, exercises a, b, and c.
  • go over grammer discussion for Lesson VII
Oct. 01 (F): Quiz on Lessons I-VII
04 (M): Lesson VIII
05 (Tu): Nobel Conference
06 (W): Nobel Conference
07 (Th): Pick up your homework from the professor's office (answers to p. 87:b, d)
08 (F): Quiz on Lessons I-VIII
11 (M): Lesson IX
12 (Tu): Homework check (stop by Andy's Office between 12:45 and 2:00)
13 (W): Translation day
15 (F): Translation day
18 (M): Translation day
19 (Tu): stop by Andy's Office between 12:45 and 2:00 with questions for midterm
20 (W): midterm exam
22 (F): Reading Period
25: (M): Reading Period
27 (W): Lesson X
  • memorize vocabulary from Lesson X
  • read Lesson X
28 (Th): Homework for quiz
  • translate the sentences on pp. 114-115:b and check your translation (answer key)
29 (F): quiz
  • vocabulary from Lessons II-X
  • the Qal participle paradigm (p. 79)
  • sentences taken from p. 114-115:b (answer key)
Nov. 01 (M): no class
02 (Tu): Homework check (stop by Andy's Office between 12:40 and 2:00)
03 (W): Lesson XI
  • read over Lesson XI try to do exercise 11a (we'll go over this in class)
  • vocabulary for Lesson XI
04 (Th): Homework for quiz
  • translate the sentences on p. 127 (exercise 11c) and check your translations (answer key)
05 (F): quiz
  • vocabulary from Lessons II-XI
  • sentences taken from p. 114-115:b (answer key)
  • sentences taken from p. 127, exercise 11c (answer key)
08 (M): Lesson XII
  • read over Lesson XII try to do exercise 12a and 12b (answer key for 12b) (we'll go over this in class)
  • Vocabulary for Lesson XII
09 (Tu): Homework check (stop by Andy's Office between 12:40 and 2:00)
  • translate the sentences on pp. 143-144 (exercise 12c) and check your translations (answer key). You should stop by my office with any questions that you might have.
10 (W): Lesson XIII
  • read over Lesson XIII and memorize the qatal paradigm on p. 146.
  • Vocabulary for Lesson XIII
11 (Th): Homework for quiz
  • complete the worksheet on the perfect verb to be handed out in class
  • review the "type C" suffixed pronouns on the preposition `al (p. 97)
  • review the qatal paradigm on p. 146
  • vocabulary Lessons II-XIII
  • sentences taken from pp. 143-144, exercise 12c (answer key)
12 (F): Quiz
  • the "type C" suffixed pronouns on the preposition `al (p. 97)
  • the qatal paradigm on p. 146
  • vocabulary Lessons II-XIII
  • sentences taken from pp. 143-144, exercise 12c (answer key)
15 (M): Lesson XIII
  • translate the sentences on pp. 155 (exercise 13b) and check your translations (answer key).
  • We will go over question in class.
  • Review grammar and catch-up questions
16 (Tu): Homework check (stop by Andy's Office between 12:40 and 2:00)
  • translate 2 Chr 5:1-10 using the notes found on Seow, p. 127 and check your translations (answer key). Stop by my office with questions on the translation.
 
17 (W): no class-- study for Friday's quiz
19 (F): Quiz
  • vocabulary, Lessons 7-13
  • sentences from Lession XIII (p. 155, exercise 13b; answer key)
  • the "type C" suffixed pronouns on the preposition `al (p. 97)
  • the qatal paradigm on p. 146
22 (M): no class (professor at a conference)
24 (W): Lesson XIV (and vocabulary quiz)
  • vocabulary, Lessons 2-14
  • the "type C" suffixed pronouns on the preposition `al (p. 97)
  • the qatal paradigm on p. 146
26 (F): Thanksgiving break
29 (M): Lesson XIV
  • Exercise 14a, p. 168 (answer key)
  • reread Lesson XIV
  • review the "type A" suffixed pronouns on the preposition bet (p. 94)
  • review the "type C" suffixed pronouns on the preposition `al (p. 97)
  • review the qatal paradigm on p. 146 and compare how it changes with the gutterals and weak verbal roots that are discussed in Lesson XIV
30 (Tu): Homework check (stop by Andy's Office between 12:40 and 2:00)
Dec 01 (W): Lesson XIV
  • Exercise 14c, p. 169 (answer key)
  • read Excursus B "Reading Markers and Pausal Forms," pp. 64-69
  • bring your BHS Hebrew text to class to discuss the reading markers and pausal forms
03 (F): Lesson XIV and quiz
  • Exercise 14c, p. 169 (answer key)
  • Vocabulary from Lessons II-XIV
  • the "type A" suffixed pronouns on the preposition bet (p. 94)
  • the "type C" suffixed pronouns on the preposition `al (p. 97)
  • the qatal paradigm on p. 146
  • read Lesson XV in Seow (not on quiz, but please read it anyway)
06 (M): Lesson XV
  • Exercise 15a, p. 178 (answer key)
  • Vocabulary from Lesson XV
  • reread Lesson XV taking into account the discussion from Friday
  • review the "type A" suffixed pronouns on the preposition bet (p. 94)
  • review the "type C" suffixed pronouns on the preposition `al (p. 97)
  • translate Ps 136 using notes on Seow, p. 156 (answer key)
 
07 (Tu): Homework check (stop by Andy's Office between 12:40 and 2:00)
08 (We): Lesson XV
10 (F): No quiz! Just translations!
  • translate Eccl 2:4-10 using notes on p. 169 of Seow (answer key) (this will not be on the exam!)
  • translate Jer 45:1-5 using notes on p. 180 of Seow (answer key)
 
 
 
Final Exam (on Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at 8:00AM in our classroom):
  • vocabulary from Lessons II-XV
  • the "type A" suffixed pronouns on the preposition bet (p. 94)
  • the "type C" suffixed pronouns on the preposition `al (p. 97)
  • the qatal paradigm on p. 146
  • the paradigm of the Qal participle
  • the paradigms for the piel strong verbs (perfect and particple)
  • all the translations from the exercises and biblical excerpts that we have done in class
    • all of the exercises with sentences in Seow (up to Lesson XV)
    • Gen 1:1-19 uses notes from Seow
    • Ps 146:6-10 using notes from Seow
    • Gen 41:17-20 using notes in Seow (p. 103)
    • Deut 29:12-14
    • 2 Chr 5:1-10 using the notes found on Seow, p. 127
    • Ps 136 using notes on Seow, p. 156
    • Jer 45:1-5 using notes on p. 180 of Seow
  • oral recitation of Gen 1:1-3 (you may do this part of the exam ahead of time)