- Hello and Happy New Year.
I'm new to your group. I've taken Biblical Hebrew, but its been
awhile, my daughter, Tikvah, was born half way through the course and
she's going to be six this week. Hebrew is one of those things that I
always meant to keep up, but... well perhaps you know the story.
A few years, back as a member of my University's Biblical Hebrew club,
I did steer the club towards translating the book of Zechariah. We
worked our way through the whole thing and, yep, they did hold it
against me from time to time. But I loved it! We started Genesis after
that, and I remember the first few chapters, but got too busy or
I've set up my "Hebrew Table" again and am planning to get back into
it. My husband has been doing Pimsleur's modern Hebrew CDs and I think
he's even started teaching it to the children.
Having read Marco's intro I think I'm going to enjoy this group. His
question about David has my curiosity. I did not think modern Hebrew
used the vav as a vowel, but what do I know. I know that in Biblical
Hebrew its dalet-vav-dalet (with a dagesh, qamets, and hiriq for
pointings. I'm curious to see if modern Hebrew is that different.
I live in a rural area now, so I have no group of people around to
talk into translating the book of Isaiah. I shall miss their
correcting my horrid pronunciations, but finding this group is
Now I shall sit back and see what you all talk about. :)