Item description for Biblical Hebrew Step By Step V1 (Second Edition) by Menahem Mansoor...
Overview In addition to coverage of Hebrew grammatical structure, reading skills, comprehension, and vocabulary, the book contains special sections on the development of the Hebrew language and its relationship to other Semitic languages.
Publishers Description After years of classroom testing and development, this major new textbook is offered for learning biblical Hebrew. The author is one of today's foremost teachers of Hebrew.
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Studio: Baker Book House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1979
Publisher Baker Book House
ISBN 0801060419 ISBN13 9780801060410
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More About Menahem Mansoor
Mansoor, Chairman, Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin.
Menahem Mansoor currently resides in the state of Wisconsin.
Menahem Mansoor has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Biblical Hebrew Step By Step V1 (Second Edition)?
Good Book! May 25, 2008
It is nice to finally have the answers to the lessons in the Hebrew Learning books.
Lacking Nov 2, 2007
This book simply lacks behind most standard textbooks (Weingreen, Lambdin, Ross, LaSor,...) in terms of depth. Verbs are covered rather sparsely (one or two brief chapters), summary tables of verb patterns leave much to be desired and there is hardly any coverage of syntax and style. This was the first BH book (actually both the first and second volumes) I ever bought many years ago and I've hardly used them. I've tried to use them for self-study before I took up BH in college, but did not make much progress.
Great book for learning to read and write Hebrew Aug 11, 2006
This book is laid out in a very easy to use and progressive order. I have gone through half of the book and really enjoyed my studies. Each chapter has a new vocabulary list, grammar notes, examples and then plenty of exercises that cement the new concepts. The book will get you reading Hebrew very quickly with the Hebrew alphabet which is easier than reading hebrew with our english alphabet. It contains an English/Hebrew and Hebrew/English dictionary in the back with all of the vocabulary words. I wouldn't go very far without buying the answer key; it is very helpful. The vocabulary words are taken from the most used words in the Old Testament and the chapters contain verses from the Old Testament as reading exercises.
Biblical Hebrew: Step-By-Step-Volumn 2 Mar 22, 2006
I think it is an excellent book to learn to read the Book of Genesis in Hebrew. The format is excellent, with the word in Hebrew and English. It really brings the Book Of Genesis to life, and it also gives it meaning. Thanks Menahem Mansoor for writing ths book. Betty
Not perfect but very useful and pleasant nonetheless Jan 1, 2004
I have been using both major Biblical Hebrew manuals sold on this site.com: the EKS Primer and Hebrew Step by Step (HSBS). I started with EKS and bought HSBS when I was half through EKS. I study Hebrew on my own.
The reason why I bought HSBS is because I got terribly bored with EKS and its endless exercices stuffed with silly sentences. Moreover, I wanted a more handy manuel which I could carry around. I was also hoping to find a manual which would be more friendly and comforting in tone than the icy impersonal EKS.
Well, HSBS by Menachem Mansoor was exactly what I was looking for! The exercices are short, the book is handy, the tone is friendly and there are plently of charmingly outdated photographs of the Holy Land and its inhabitants to enliven the the explanations and drills.
This is not to say that HSBS is perfect. It lacks verb charts and it does a very poor job in explaining the verb patterns, which are presented en bloc in one lesson at the end of the book. If I had not read other grammars before, I am sure I would have become panicky at the sight of so much new stuff.
Some reviewers find HSBS lacking in explanations. I think this judgement is not fair. EKS also omits to give many important explanations, specially concerning vowel changes. As a matter of fact EKS often seems reluctant to explain anything at all as if it wanted to make it easier for you to learn Hebrew. It just shows you the charts and that's it. As a result, in the multitudinous exercises you will often find forms which really puzzle you and you will search in vain for an explanation. So, on the whole I found HSBS more thorough, EXCEPT when it comes to clarifying the different verb forms.
Above all, this is a very user-friendly manual, one in which the author really talks with you at every stage, telling you what is important, what you ought to study and how. In this respect, it is ideally suited for self-study.
My advice is: buy EKS and HSBS. But my favorite one is HSBS.