Hebrew I: First Semester Hebrew
A 13-week course in Biblical Hebrew
Michael McKay has had the privilege of teaching the Scriptures since 1997. For 9
years he served with New Tribes Mission and taught at their Bible training facility
in Jackson, MI. For the past 4 years, he has been teaching as an adjunct
professor at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, IN. He
earned an M.A. from Grace Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude), and is
currently working on his PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Todd Frederick is currently working full-time on a Master of Divinity degree at
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has served in full-time Christian ministry
with New Tribes Mission, serving six years at New Tribes Bible Institute. He is
currently teaching online for an organization which specializes in internet
coursework for home educated children.
Together, we desire to help equip the local church, especially those who desire
training so that they may spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly.
This course is intended to provide an intensive overview of first-year biblical
Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. Missionaries who face the task of translation
will benefit from this course in two respects: first, the ability to refer to the original
language text when rendering Scripture into a receptor language and second, the
ability to reference better quality commentaries and helps when translating.
- Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen Ross, Baker Academic, 2001 (9780801021473)
Upon completion of this course the student will:
1) Understand the basic grammatical elements of Ancient Hebrew including nouns,
pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, participles, infinitives and particles.
2) Understand the inflectional nature of Ancient Hebrew.
3) Identify word forms in context: part of speech, tense, voice, mood, gender, person and
4) Understand and use selected tools to continue reading the Old Testament.
1) You need several things to accomplish the goals of this course.
a) The text required by the syllabus.
b) The commitment of time: 10-15 hours per week.
c) The discipline to follow through on assignments and study vocabulary.
d) The technology to support an online learning environment. Current plans are to
use WizIQ (www.wiziq.com) for class meetings. This requires setting up a free
account with WizIQ. We recommend setting up a test of the software to work out
bugs and make sure your equipment is up to speed. You can safely assume the
need for a relatively recent computer in proper operating condition and a decent
internet connection. Dial-up is not decent. DSL works well for synchronous
online courses. You will also need a headset speaker/microphone combo.
2) Class meetings: the course meets once a week over thirteen weeks. Attendance in
class is obviously crucial in a course of this nature.
Instructor availability: I will do everything possible to help you assimilate the Hebrew
language, including email, telephone and internet conferencing.
Cost of the course: $350.00, due by the first class period.
Dates and meeting times: September 8th - December 8th 2011
Class meets Thursday evenings on East Coast time from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Detailed course schedule will come by email upon registration.
Michael McKay: firstname.lastname@example.org (574-968-3985)
Todd Frederick: email@example.com