Best resources for learning Greek and Hebrew

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Sep 28 2016 5:50 AM

What resources do you recommend for learning Greek and Hebrew for someone who has never studied them before?

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 5:59 AM

Michael Kinch:
for someone who has never studied them before

I started with Mounce (Greek) and Van Pelt (Hebrew) from Zondervan which are excellent. You can supplement the textbooks with video from biblical training.org for Greek, and iTunesU for Hebrew.

You can also supplement with video from DailyDoseofGreek.com and DailyDoseofHebew.com

I found that using the Mobile Ed Learn to Use Greek/Hebrew course to excellent for actually using the language in exegesis.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 6:30 AM

Zondervan Biblical Language Collection will help you learn the languages.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 7:23 AM

I was going to suggest "The First Hebrew Primer" textbook and workbook but is no longer available in Logos, so the next choice would be the Zondervan material. For Greek Mounce is great, but I also found "Learn To Read NT Greek" by David Alan Black very helpful too.

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Colin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 7:49 AM

James Taylor:
You can also supplement with video from DailyDoseofGreek.com and DailyDoseofHebew.com

These are both excellent resources. If you want to learn Hebrew, it is best to use the text-book by Futato which the Daily Dose site is designed to complement. I am a Hebrew lecturer and *almost* feel redundant when I see how a student can learn with just 

https://www.logos.com/product/4228/beginning-biblical-hebrew

 and the dailydose site. 

Colin. 

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 9:07 AM

It is worth explicitly saying that you do not want "Learn Biblical ___ with Logos 6." Those, title notwithstanding, are tools for working with the languages without knowing them, and will not help you learn the languages.

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 9:55 AM

Colin:

James Taylor:
You can also supplement with video from DailyDoseofGreek.com and DailyDoseofHebew.com

These are both excellent resources. If you want to learn Hebrew, it is best to use the text-book by Futato which the Daily Dose site is designed to complement. I am a Hebrew lecturer and *almost* feel redundant when I see how a student can learn with just 

https://www.logos.com/product/4228/beginning-biblical-hebrew

 and the dailydose site. 

Colin. 

Mobile Ed also has an LT251 Introducing Hebrew Grammar course by Futato, which is integrated with his Beginning Biblical Hebrew book.

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 3:15 PM

James Taylor:

I started with Mounce (Greek) and Van Pelt (Hebrew) from Zondervan which are excellent...

I worked through Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek once on my own, and once in a seminary class. I found it to be a very accessible approach.  It's much easier, of course, with the discipline and structure of a class to keep you on track.  But, it can be done on your own.  The one thing I would strongly recommend, though, would be to use the textbook, video lectures and workbook in combination with each other.

I'm taking a class based on Van Pelt's Basics of Biblical Hebrew right now. The format is very similar to that used by Mounce, but I'm finding it more difficult to assimilate.  Of course, that may have nothing to do with the relative merits of the materials, and simply be because Hebrew seems even more "foreign" to me than Greek did (which it very definitely does).

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 6:30 PM

Basics of Biblical Greek with the whole package - Grammar, workbook, videos, flashcards, etc. That's what I am using now and I really enjoy it. I am amazed at how fast I have been able to learn Greek and read the Greek New Testament. 

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 28 2016 6:48 PM

As an alternative to paper flashcards, Anki (a free computer program) uses the neuroscience of forgetting to review you on cards at the right time. You can download all the Greek words used more than 30 times in the NT (including pronunciation for most of them), and train yourself in that as you learn the grammar. Highly recommended.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 29 2016 9:09 AM

Learning New Testament Greek Now and Then includes sentence diagramming.

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