This book is unique because it presents the Aleph-Bet (and the nikkud) in a simple, progressive, and step-by-step format that is ideal for adult learners or home-schoolers. Quizzes and practice materials are included in the running text of the book. In addition to basic phonetics, the book teaches information about the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith, and provides an introductory course in Jewish literacy. Some exceptional features include a mini-Siddur (the classical synagogue prayers, each of which is introduced and clearly phoneticized), a chapter on the B'rit Chadashah and Tanakh, and a chapter on the Hebrew Names and Titles for G-d. All in all, this is an exceptional book that has no genuine rival in the English language! Wonderfully formatted and ready for use -- with an integrated workbook included!
To ensure accuracy, Dr. Yigdal Levin, a professor of Hebrew at Bar-Illan University, Israel, was selected as the book's editor. And at over 400 pages, this text is all you need to progress from knowing not one letter of Hebrew to reading and speaking it with confidence. Ideal for self-study or classroom use!
Please consider this book as an ideal "primer" for learning Biblical Hebrew. Once you have completed your study of the book and feel confident with the mechanics of the language, you can go on to study formal Hebrew grammar, such as Pratico and Van Pelt's BHG (Biblical Hebrew Grammar). Or you can begin to study Biblical Hebrew grammar using this website.