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Faith that Grows, Genesis 15v6

By | October 24th, 2013|Categories: Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew verb, Blog, Greek pedagogy, Koine Greek, New Testament, Reading biblical languages|

While the need for Hebrew is self-evident for Jewish interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, it’s need is sometimes diminished within Chrisitan communities for the New Testament. The following little study shows how a close reading [...]

Relevance Theory and the Problem of Tense-Aspect in Biblical Hebrew

By | September 15th, 2013|Categories: Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew verb, Hebrew in First Century, Koine Greek|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Genesis 22 is a common narrative text that is used in introductory biblical Hebrew courses. There are several points of syntax and narrative style in that passage that are often overlooked by both beginning-intermediate [...]

We’ve Begun Biblical Hebrew Instructors Fluency Workshop July 2013 in Fresno

By | July 10th, 2013|Categories: Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew verb, biblical language fluency, Blog, Hebrew alive, Hebrew as second language, Hebrew in First Century, Hebrew Language Academy, Reading biblical languages, second language acquisition, TPR|Tags: , , |

We've begun our Biblical Hebrew Instructors Fluency Workshop in Fresno.  We will be posting photos on our Facebook page as well as updates during the workshop. For a video from the first day, here.

What is wrong with calling the Hebrew verb “an aspect”?

By | May 27th, 2013|Categories: ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew verb, Hebrew as second language, Reading biblical languages|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The biggest problem with calling the Hebrew verb “an aspect” is the English language. This problem also applies to any language that clearly differentiates aspect from tense, like most of the European languages including Greek. [...]

New Vision Statement

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

I just wanted to highlight that BLC has just updated its vision statement. Check it out here.  Let us know what you think.  We'd love to get your feedback.

A review of “Living Koine Greek Introduction Part One”

By | January 10th, 2013|Categories: ancient Greek, ancient language acquisition, Greek immersion, Greek pedagogy, Koine Greek, Living Koine, second language acquisition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On January 3rd, a review of BLC's "Living Koine Greek Introduction Part One" was posted on the blog "Priceless Eternity." While the reviewer is anonymous, the blog "is run by a college student... currently aiming [...]

Randall Buth on Peter Burton

By | October 23rd, 2012|Categories: ancient language acquisition, Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew verb, biblical language fluency, Blog, Hebrew alive, Hebrew as second language, listening to the Bible, Reading biblical languages, second language acquisition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I first met Peter at SBL's annual meeting in 1997. A true friendship was formed that has covered the past fifteen years but has now been sadly cut short.  Peter was interested in seeing students [...]

Peter Burton

By | October 10th, 2012|Categories: biblical language fluency, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just a quick note to inform our BLC friends that Peter Burton, Randall Buth's friend, colleague, and supporter of BLC, passed away peacefully on Thursday night (4 October 2012) of complications associated with ALS with [...]

Listen to and Read the Hebrew New Testament

By | September 30th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Gospel of John, Hebrew alive, Hebrew as second language, modern Hebrew, New Testament, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Listen to and Read the Hebrew New Testament.  Recorded and produced by the Bible Society in Israel.                

Word Order in the Verbless Clause: A Generative Functional Approach

By | September 29th, 2012|Categories: Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew verb, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

An article by Randall Buth Introduction The basic premise of this paper is as follows: a generative-functional approach to the Biblical Hebrew (BH) nominal (or verbless) clause provides a simple, adequate, linguistic framework. It explains [...]