Biblical Hebrew 1 is a LIVE ONLINE Term 2 2023 FULL COURSE held virtually on Zoom on Six Thursdays: Dec 7, 14, 21, Jan 11, 18, 25 from 7:00–8:30pm EST. Once you register for this course, log into your MSI account, choose this course in 'My Courses', and you will find the Zoom link in the Course Contents along with all the course materials as they are shared.

Our first Biblical Hebrew grammar course makes the study of Biblical Hebrew come alive! Biblical Hebrew 1 introduces lifelong learners to the fundamental concepts of gender and number for all nouns and adjectives, the concept of definiteness, the patterns for vowel changes in nouns, and the function of nouns and adjectives. Our textbook, Learning Biblical Hebrew, emphasizes learning patterns and spelling changes instead of the rote memorization of word forms often required with other textbooks. We approach Biblical Hebrew not as a series of facts to memorize but as something alive, with a personality you can get to know and tendencies you can begin to predict. The accompanying workbook supplements the grammar taught in the textbook by providing self-graded exercises to reinforce the concepts covered in the textbook. Most important, the workbook includes a graded reader of the Joseph narrative and targeted vocabulary to assist learners to directly engage Biblical texts. As a result, we will not only be learning abstract paradigms but will put our knowledge into practice as we begin to understand the Biblical text on its own terms.

This MSI LIVE ONLINE course meets LIVE via Zoom on six Thursdays Dec 7, 14, 21, Jan 11, 18, 25


Required Textbooks:
Lifelong learners are expected to purchase these two textbooks prior to the beginning of the course:

Karl V. Kutz and Rebekah L. Josberger, Learning Biblical Hebrew — Reading for Comprehension: An Introductory Grammar (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018). ISBN 9781683590842.

Karl V. Kutz and Rebekah L. Josberger, Learning Biblical Hebrew Workbook: A Graded Reader with Exercises (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019)., ISBN 9781683592440.


Your Instructor

Marcy Kotting

Marcy has had a lifelong passion for Jewish worship and liturgy, and the Hebrew language that supports them, having been raised in Judaism. She has taught Hebrew for MSI since its inception, and has previously taught Hebrew for MJTI. She is also MSI's main instructor on the Jewish Holidays. Marcy has played an active role in several Messianic Jewish ministries including the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, the Association of Messianic Believers, and Chevra USA. Moreover, she is a long-term member of the MSI Board. Marcy is the Liturgist for Beth Messiah Congregation, where she also trains Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. She is currently a graduate student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary studying for an MA in Biblical Languages.

This course is closed for enrollment.