Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fact Checking -- Hebrew lesson

The real "Fact Checking" lessons will start October 4.  In the meantime, study up on Exodus 21:24-25.

If you are planning to use my Hebrew lessons so that your fishing in Torah will be more effective, the first thing you need to know is the alphabet.

Each of the first 30 lessons or something like that will list the new letters in that lesson, but the more letters you memorize from the table, the less you will need that part of the lesson.

Notice the names of the letters.  Most of them are similar to Hebrew words starting with those letters.  BUT if you try looking them up in a dictionary of pure Hebrew, you might not find them.  For example, nun is supposed to mean “fish,” but the normal Hebrew word for “fish” is dag.  Don’t sweat it.  You will only need these names if somebody makes you spell a word out.

I’m not going to teach you how to write, either script or the other form, which is called the “square” form.  There are web sites that can teach you to write cursive.  No sense learning to write before you learn to read at least one verse.

So I’m going to start with that one verse, and it’s the first verse.  Traditionally, when a child starts learning to read, somebody dips his finger in honey and he can lick it off.  Go get yourself some honey, honey, and start this off traditionally.

To Genesis 1:1

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