Category: Language Resources

  • Biblical Greek and Hebrew Memrise courses – Michael Allison

    Biblical Greek and Hebrew Memrise courses – Michael Allison

    Michael Allison, a student here at Moore College, has put together a comprehensive set of Memrise courses for both Greek and Hebrew.

  • Theological German flashcards for Anki

    Theological German flashcards for Anki

    I’ve put together a deck for the Anki memory system designed to help English speakers with a special interest in theological vocabulary to learn and practise their German language vocab and basic paradigms. The original list came from Ben Blackwell. You can download the Anki deck here: Theological German flashcards for Anki

  • Why learn biblical Hebrew?

    Why learn biblical Hebrew?

    Learning Hebrew takes organisation, discipline and effort. Is the hard work is worth it? Why learn Hebrew in the first place anyway?

  • Greek learning resources

    Greek learning resources

    An up-to-date list of the most relevant Greek resources available on this site

  • Spectacular find: original Greek sermons by Origen of Alexandria discovered

    [My translation of the original article from the Bavarian State Library, H/T Ben Blackwell]: A spectacular discovery was recently made in the Bavarian State Library, in the process of cataloguing the Greek manuscripts from the collection of Johann Jakob Fuggers. While cataloguing a manuscript, Philologist Marina Molin Pradel identified numerous texts of sermons on the…

  • Theological German Flashcard Program – for Mac and PC

    Here is my Microsoft Excel Flashcard Program – pre-loaded with vocabulary especially for theological students seeking to learn German. The word list came from Ben Blackwell (h/t), and is top notch. It’s graded and very comprehensive (4,335 words altogether). Flashcard Program for Microsoft Excel on PC – Theological German Flashcard Program for Microsoft Excel on…

  • Greek or Hebrew?

    A quote from George Athas at Moore College that’s crying out for re-posting: A friend of mine who pastors a congregation told me of a young man in his church who was heading off to study at a theological college. This young man approached my friend for advice on making a choice: should he study…

  • Anki Greek and Hebrew flashcard resources

    A message about some of the latest language flashcard resources from my friend Rene Hamburger: If you were planning to revise your Greek or Hebrew vocab or grammar, using Anki might be a great help! Anki is probably the best and most popular free flashcard testing program that is available for a large number of…

  • French flashcard program

    I recently completed a course in reading French at Durham University. While taking the course, I adapted my Greek and Hebrew flashcard program to test the 1,600 most common French words. The list of words was originally developed by Etienne Brunet, and translated by my teacher, David Tual. David has kindly given permission for the…

  • Hebrew Verbs and the Sovereignty of God

    Great insights here by George Athas on God, Jonah, and the Benefit of Hebrew. George looks carefully at the Hebrew verbs in Jonah and finds: It seems that the narrator wants us to understand that Yahweh is in complete control of the situation. Although Jonah is on the run, trying to avoid his divine commission,…

  • A Hebrew Reader of BHS – on its way

    I’m eagerly awaiting the publication of this Hebrew Reader of the BHS. Learning and keeping the Hebrew language should be a joy rather than a burden; this publication is designed to lift the burden and share the joy: The reader is designed to enable students of Biblical Hebrew to read the text without continual recourse…

  • “Justification” and “righteousness” are not the same

    As a side-project, I’m engaging in a small quest for greater semantic clarity in regard to the biblical word-group related to “justification” and “righteousness”. I’m not just trying to engage in pedantic nit-picking; I think it’s important to clarify the meanings of these really important words that are used by the apostle Paul in key…

  • Visual Greek Prepositions in PowerPoint

    This is a great little tool for learning prepositions; especially good for visual learners. It requires you to have PowerPoint or equivalent. Visual story for learning Greek prepositions by Ben Gooley and André Wheeley

  • Golden Rules for Learning Greek

    I’m about to start teaching New Testament Greek for beginners for some people at our church. I want to start with some “golden rules”; i.e. principles that the students should keep in mind throughout their Greek learning career. I’d welcome any suggestions for further rules (even if it’s along the lines of “I wish I’d…

  • Seow Hebrew vocabulary resources from David Reimer

    David Reimer, from Edinburgh, has provided two very helpful resources for students using C. L. Seow’s Textbook A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. This Vocabulary List contains the entire vocabulary list from Seow, sorted by “alephbet”. A good reference glossary. This Flashcards – Seow Hebrew (Unicode) is my original Hebrew flashcards program with the Hebrew words…

  • Reader’s Version of Greek and Hebrew Bible

    This Reader’s Version of Greek and Hebrew Bible is an excellent resource for those who have learned Greek and Hebrew and want to keep up their language skills. You can customise it to provide you with as much or as little help as you need. I recommend small doses every day to keep your languages…

  • Remata – the Greek vocab spreadsheet moves to the next level

    Eric Miller, Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages at Quartz Hill School of Theology, has optimised and upgraded my initial Greek vocab spreadsheet for a number of different platforms. Remata is freely available for download – do check it out.

  • Feeling Greek chapters 1-10

    The Feeling Greek course, chapters 1-10 is available for free download. This course is designed as a simple, phonics-based introduction to New Testament Greek. It can be used as a ‘refresher’ for students of Greek who have found themselves struggling with the complexities of the language at an advanced level and need to remind themselves…