What is it with the Hebrew Roots Movement?

| December 24, 2013

I’m not that familiar (or interested) in the Hebrew roots movement, but in the past month or so I’ve gotten several emails about it and its ideas. I’m presuming that not everyone associated with the movement thinks as poorly or oddly as the folks I’ve been directed to for commentary on their teachings. At least […]

MEMRA 2014 Language Courses: A Video Overview

| November 7, 2013

There are only three weeks left to register for MEMRA language courses at a discount. Thanksgiving will be the last day to save money on registration. Enrollment will remain open until Christmas, however. If you’re thinking about registering to learn an ancient language online, this video overview (8 minutes) will interest you. It shows the new […]

New Grammar for Biblical Hebrew

| August 28, 2013

Mail was good to me today.  just got my copy of the new biblical Hebrew grammar by my former grad school classmates, Rob Holmstedt and John Cook: Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader. Rob and John started this pedagogical journey while they were still at the UW-Madison. Congratulations to both of them. The […]

Genesis 1:1-3 – Does Hebrew Grammar Matter for Understanding the Hebrew Scriptures?

| August 26, 2013

Stupid question? To anyone thinking clearly it is. There are, naturally, exceptions. It’s just unfortunate that you can find them in Christian ministries. Readers may recall that I have posted several items about the grammar and syntax of Genesis 1:1-3. One such post discussed the problem of the clauses in those first three verses – […]

Nifty Computer Software for Memorizing Greek and Hebrew Paradigms

| July 31, 2013

I was alerted to this new program on the web today that I’m sure many readers — and MEMRA students — will want to get. I’ve experimented with it and it works like a charm. The utility generates a wide range of quizzes on all the Greek and Hebrew paradigms students would learn in a […]