Biblical Hebrew I: Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew

Date: Oct 10, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Biblical Hebrew Online Learning


An Online Course with Dr. David Zev Moster 

Ten Tuesdays: October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12, 19 
2:00–3:30 p.m. ET   

Would you like to read the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) on your own without the need of a translation? In 10 live online sessions, we will cover the “big ideas” in Biblical Hebrew to help you get started and dive into the fundamentals of grammar such as nouns, verbs, prefixes, and suffixes. The course will also introduce you to a variety of resources, including Accordance Bible software and Dr. Moster’s Tanakh Cards, to support your study.*  Each session will consist of an instructor-led lesson followed by group workshopping of passages. Readings will be chosen from Proverbs, Psalms, the Megillot, and the weekly Torah portion. You will also be encouraged to complete a short translation assignment outside of class. 

Basic knowledge of Hebrew is required, meaning the ability to read words aloud and translate some of the most common words and phrases, e.g., וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל (vayedabber mosheh el benei yisrael / Moses spoke to the Israelites). 

Sessions will be recorded and recordings will be shared with registered participants who need to miss a session.  

If you’re not sure whether this course is right for you or if you have additional questions, please contact  

Cost: $350 (limited financial assistance available) 

Earn a 10 percent discount on courses by declaring your candidacy for the Certificate in Biblical Hebrew. Complete the four-course sequence and optional capstone project. By the conclusion of the program, you will be able to read and understood a book of the Bible from start to finish in the original Hebrew.   

*A coupon will be provided for the purchase of Accordance Software at the discounted price of $50. The two Tanakh Cards are $15/each. 

About Dr. David Zev Moster  

Dr. David Zev Moster is the lead faculty for JTS’s community courses in Biblical Hebrew and for the Certificate in Biblical Hebrew, and adjunct assistant professor at JTS. He directs the Institute of Biblical Culture, where he teaches Hebrew and creates video materials about ancient Israelite language and culture for the general public. He is the author of Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol (2018). He received his PhD from Bar-Ilan University, an MA from New York University, and BA, MA, and MS degrees, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University.