Free Online Biblical Hebrew Resources

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Megillat Esther (Scroll of Esther)

Below is a list of online Biblical Hebrew resources to help students with their Hebrew language studies.

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Biblical Text

Mechon Mamre
This site has published the entire parallel Hebrew and English Bible. You can also listen to each chapter in Hebrew.

Tanach
The Hebrew Biblical text on this site is available in many standard formats.

Chanting and Cantillation 

HaftorahAudio.com
A convenient online resource that helps users learn how to chant Haftorah, blessings and “trope” (cantillation) melody.

Hebrew Cantillation Marks and Their Encoding 
This article by Helmut Richer on Mechon Mamre’s website summarizes Hebrew cantillation marks and their usage for structuring the Bible text.

SiddurAudio.com
This website helps users learn how to chant (daven) the Jewish Siddur liturgy in Hebrew.

Charts, Handouts & Paradigms 

500 Basic Hebrew Words
Professor Dr. Siegfried Kreuzer has posted a PDF list of the 500 most frequent and most important words of the Hebrew Bible.

Hebrew Tools – College of William and Mary
Naama Zahavi-Ely created and posted the following single-page handouts for Biblical Hebrew:

  • A guide for identifying a missing root letter of a verb in the Hebrew Bible and other texts with vowel markings (nikud)
  • A guide for identifying the stem (binyan) of a Hebrew verb in the Hebrew Bible and other texts with vowel markings (nikud)
  • Hebrew verb overview
  • Hebrew verb summary tables

Logos Bible Software
Logos Bible Software has created a free PDF download of its Hebrew Paradigm Chart – Strong Verb.

Northwestern Theological Seminary (NTS) Library
The NTS Library has published a series of Basics of Biblical Hebrew charts in PDF format. This is an extensive collection that will help you learn Hebrew nouns and verb stems.

Resources for Biblical Hebrew Grammar – Charts and Tables
J. Ted Blakely has posted over 20 charts and tables on morphology, pronouns and pronominal suffixes, nouns, syntax, verbs and verb formations.

University of Washington
UW’s HTML Alphabet Chart is an audio guide that helps students write and pronounce the Hebrew alphabet.

Concordances and Classical Lexica

Bible Hub
Visitors to this site can access and easily search both the Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance and Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (Hebrew and Greek).

Sefaria
Sefaria has digitized dictionaries, grammar works and encyclopedias to aid in understanding Biblical and Rabbinic texts.

Tyndale Archive of Biblical Studies (TABS)
TABS has published Jastrow’s Rabbinic Hebrew & Aramaic Dictionary and Gesenius’ Biblical Hebrew & Aramaic Dictionary in HTM format.

eCourses, Tutorials & Flash Cards 

Animated Hebrew
This site offers helpful flashcard programs based on Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001).

FlashWorks
FlashWorks is a vocabulary drilling program. The program tags words for difficulty, type (noun, verb, etc.), chapter, and frequency in the Biblical text.

Foundation Stone
Foundation Stone is a free application offering an online Hebrew tutorial. It includes a flashcard program to aid in memory recall for reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Hebrew@Stanford Multimedia
This is a free and open archive of multimedia Hebrew language learning material.

Hebrew Bible by Shaye J.D. Cohen
Learn about the Hebrew Bible in a free course of 25 video lectures. They are presented by Shaye J.D. Cohen, Littauer Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University. Video recordings and series of timelines are also available.

Hebrew Language at the University of Texas at Austin
This site includes a variety of tutorials and other resources for students and teachers of Biblical Hebrew.

Grammar and Semantics

Biblical Hebrew: A Student Grammar
John A. Cook and Robert D. Holmstedt’s textbook provides the average student with an understanding of ancient Hebrew grammar. The textbook introduces the student to the standard Biblical Hebrew lexicon. You will also find an appendix on the Masoretic “accents.”

Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar
Lexicity.com has published the English translation of H. F. W. Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar, which is the standard reference grammar in English for Biblical Hebrew, in PDF format.

Hebrew Grammar Introduction – Charnock Institute of the Bible
This site offers a free 10 week intensive course based on A New Grammar of Biblical Hebrew (copyrighted 2006, 2010 by Frederic Clarke Putnam and used by permission).

Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database
This project provides a structured and critical survey of scholarly literature on the vocabulary of classical Hebrew.

Virtual Hebrew Keyboards

Gate2Home

Lexilogos

MagicTyper

Software

e-Sword

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