Hebrew Language Aids

Below you will find some free downloadable materials to aid in learning Biblical Hebrew for those who may be studying on their own.

Files To Download

Click Here to download the Berachah (Blessing) for Study of the Torah

Learning the Aleph-Bet – These are pages that show how to write the letters of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet (alphabet) in both the Book Square letters and the written Cursive letters and also teach how each letter is pronounced. Includes the vowels; how they are written, their Hebrew names, and how the vowels are pronounced.

Rules for Pronouncing Sheva – pdf file giving the rules for vocal and silent sheva

Rules for Distinguishing Qametz and Qametz-Chatuf – 1 page pdf document

Rules for Dagesh Forte and Dagesh Lene – 3 page pdf file with summary of rules for dagesh

The Derived Stems – a short explanation of the derived stems in the Hebrew verbal system

iFlash Vocabulary Decks (for Mac)

What is iFlash and how can you use it to study Hebrew Vocabulary?
iFlash, by Loopware, is a neat program for your Macintosh computer (does not work with Windows), that allows you to build vocabulary “Decks” of cards. It will show the front of the card (Hebrew) and then the back of the card (English). You can keep track of which words you know and which ones you need to work on. It is very easy to use. You can also sync the vocabular decks to your iPod, iTouch or iPhone. There are many Card Decks (of all kinds of languages, scientific terms, medical terms, etc.) available from the iFlash Deck Library (available under the iFlash menu in the program).
The cost of the program itself is $14.95, and you can obtain it here as a direct download (no waiting): Loopware

Once you have the program loaded on your computer, then download the Card Decks below, and open them in iFlash. You’re all set to study your vocabulary at your desk computer or on the go, with your iPod Touch or iPhone.

You will need to download the SBL Hebrew font. Click here to get it for free

The decks below are from The First Hebrew Primer (EKS Publishing).

Vocabulary Decks for iFlash

Anki Flash Cards

Free for Windows and Mac OS X
Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it’s a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless.
For example:

  • Learning a language
  • Studying for medical and law exams
  • Memorizing people’s names and faces
  • Brushing up on geography
  • Mastering long poems
  • Even practicing guitar chords!

Download the software first: Windows | Macintosh and the Read Me file.

After you have installed the software on your computer, download the SBL Hebrew Font and install it you can download the Vocabulary lists for each Chapter of the First Hebrew Primer below and open them in Anki.

Anki Vocabulary Cards