Part 1 of a one year program in biblical Hebrew. Volume 1 introduces the Hebrew alphabet, basic vocabulary and grammar, and simple translation exercises. To augment the basic stress on grammatical structure, readings skills, comprehension, and vocabulary, the author has added special sections on the development of the Hebrew language and its relationship to other ancient Semitic languages. Also included are carefully selected passages of Biblical prose and tables showing the basic patterns of verbs and nouns. Menahem Mansoor, professor emeritus of Hebrew and Semitic studied, taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison for twenty-seven years. He earned the Ph.D degree from Trinity College in Dublin and has written more than twenty-five textbooks and monographs.