â·The ability to read, translate, interpret, and skillfully apply the Bible from the Hebrew and Greek text animates ministry and yields freshness in teaching. Students can testify that Dr. Bill Fullilove is a master teacher of the Hebrew language. This Graded Reader, carefully arranged and annotated, will equip students to do what they really want to do: read and use Hebrew with skill and faithfulness.
It is always right to admire the beauty of simplicity. In this Graded Reader, students will find biblical texts of increasing difficulty, clear and concise explanations of grammatical and syntactical concepts, and a simple format that lends itself to student learning. Rather than forcing the reader to adopt a particular syntactical methodology, Fullilove simply provides the biblical texts with footnoted helps so that students can experience the delight of reading Gods Word. Many of my own students are hesitant to find the joy of learning jots and tittles from an introductory grammar, but they are always eager to read the Hebrew Bible. Fulliloves Graded Reader provides a superb resource for students to engage the biblical text while also having valuable references to his introductory grammar so that students can enjoy the Hebrew Bible while also solidifying their knowledge of the Hebrew language.
This Graded Reader is the next logical step to Fulliloves magnificent teaching grammar, moving students from their foundational deductive grasp of grammar toward more advanced inductive mastery. The texts given here are perfect for introducing students to the breadth of Biblical Hebrew, while reinforcing basic grammatical principles and challenging them to learn new ones. As in Fulliloves Introduction, the questions posed move beyond the typical parsing and grammatical analysis to aid students in seeing the exegetical significance of what theyre learning.
The Graded Reader offers students of Biblical Hebrew a powerful tool for retaining and improving their grasp of the language. Learning a language is more than memorization and drills, and Dr. Fullilove serves the endeavor as he guides us through representative passages from the biblical text. Thank you for this resource.
Fullilove addresses a real gap in language learning with this Graded Reader. He places students at the center yet again, providing even more resources to help them in the ultimate goal of their study: learning to read Hebrew now, and in the future. This resource will provide students with the much-needed encouragement to persist with their Hebrew and to consolidate their early learning.