The Rapid Hebrew Reading class at DBTS requires the student to learn a large number of words (2,153). To help, I've put together a MiniFlash flashcard database for my Palm PDA. To download it, click here and save the file on your computer.
To use this database, you need the MiniFlash software for your Palm or the PocketScholar software for your PocketPC. It is available at PDAScholar.com. Once you install the software, you then install the .PDB file downloaded above on your handheld. The software will find the database and make it available to you to generate quiz decks and so on.
You may also wish to visit Dr. Robert McCabe's language tools website to download other vocabulary databases that correspond to smaller subsections of this huge database.
A lot of hours have gone into this project since 2003 when it began with a more modest-sized list of words (800 or so). Dr. McCabe did the painstaking task of constructing the initial database in FileMaker Pro. I took the database and programmatically translated the HebraicaII Hebrew font into the MiniFlash Hebrew font, did some other rearranging to make the data suitable for flashcards, added some automatic error checking and part-of-speech determination, and finally did the conversion of the new database into MiniFlash format. We've recently re-ordered the database so as to correspond to the reading assignments for the course.
When I taught elementary Hebrew at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary during the 2006-2007 school year, I recorded some helps for the students regarding the vowel points. My Hebrew teacher, Dr. Robert McCabe, passed on the audio of a native Jewish man saying the alphabet. Please click the following links to download the mp3 audio.
I also recorded Allen Ross's vocabulary from the first 40 chapters of his Introducing Biblical Hebrew. These files can be accessed below:
|Chapter 2||Chapter 3||Chapter 4||Chapter 5||Chapter 6|
|Chapter 7||Chapter 8||Chapter 9||Chapter 10||Chapter 11|
|Chapter 12||Chapter 13||Chapter 14||Chapter 15||Chapter 16|
|Chapter 17||Chapter 18||Chapter 19||Chapter 20||Chapter 21|
|Chapter 22||Chapter 23||Chapter 24||Chapter 25||Chapter 26|
|Chapter 27||Chapter 28||Chapter 29||Chapter 30||Chapter 31|
|Chapter 32||Chapter 33||Chapter 34||Chapter 35||Chapter 36|
|Chapter 37||Chapter 38||Chapter 39||Chapter 40|
There is also a complete collection of the Hebrew Bible on mp3. It is available to stream through the Audio Scriptures project. The actual site to visit is talkingbibles.com. Earlier, I was able to download any of the mp3 files directly. This site apparently does not do that now, but requires you to buy a CD. However, the same audio files are available elsewhere. You can search google for them. One nice site is at the University of Washington. Good places to start listening to the Hebrew Bible include Genesis 1, Genesis 12, and Psalm 1.