Certificate Track

Biblical Hebrew Certificate

Learn the Hebrew alphabet and read the Old Testament with understanding and proficiency

This certificate program takes students from the Hebrew alphabet to reading the Hebrew Old Testament with understanding and proficiency.

Students will learn approximately 2000 Hebrew words as well as the essential grammar of the Hebrew language, all while immersed in the biblical text.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will have read Jonah, Ruth, and selections from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, and 1 Kings. The Hebrew certificate focuses on Hebrew narrative texts though it also introduces the main principles of Biblical Hebrew poetry through studying poetic sections that appear within those narrative texts.

  • This certificate offers the equivalent of two years of formal instruction in a college or seminary.
  • This certificate is designed with Pastors, and Bible and Theology students in mind.

The Core Competencies for this program include:

  • Quickly and confidently read the Hebrew Bible, with an eye towards theological nuance and exegetical accuracy
  • Competency in the entire grammatical and syntactical system of ancient Hebrew
  • Develop fluency with the majority of vocabulary used in narrative portions of the Old Testament

Which certificate track is right for you?

Institute Certificate Track

Transfer credits to a partner school

The BibleMesh Insitute certificate track is designed for seminarians and pastors-in-training, who want to receive academic credit for coursework and are looking to transfer credits to a college or seminary to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. Students must apply to the BibleMesh Institute and be accepted before starting the program.

Pricing

$225 per month per course (the average completion timeframe is 2-3 months per course)

– Average cost per 3-credit-hr course at an accredited evangelical seminary = $1,794.00
– Average cost per 3-credit-hr course through the BibleMesh Institute = $450.00

Program includes
  • 4 courses
  • 1-on-1 Academic Tutor support
  • Official course syllabus
  • Certified grade transcript
  • BibleMesh Institute Certificate
  • Undergraduate or Graduate option

Self-Study Certificate Track

Study for self-enrichment

Designed with lay leaders, deacons and elders in mind, Self-Study certificate tracks offer the same high-quality courses but without the 1-on-1 academic tutor guidance or ability to transfer credit to an academic institution. You can enroll anytime.

Pricing

$599 one-time payment
(60 month access)

Program includes
  • 4 courses
  • Certificate of completion

Courses in this Track

INTRO

Hebrew First Steps

The Hebrew First Steps course is suitable for absolute beginners and provides the essential information that the beginning student needs to start reading Hebrew.

The Hebrew First Steps course is suitable for beginners and provides the essential information that the new student needs to start reading Hebrew, including the alphabet, pronunciation, and 50 of the most frequent Hebrew vocabulary words. This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for Hebrew Reading 1.

Course Overview

  • Consonants
  • Vowels
  • Matres lectionis
  • Diphthongs
  • Dagesh (including BeGadKeFat and guttural letters)
  • Shewa
  • Syllabification (including quiescent letters)
  • Stress and accents
  • Maqqef, mappiq and metheg
  • Pausal forms: Introduction
  • Qere/Kethiv
  • Orientation to Biblemesh’s iKnow vocabulary learning application
  • Typing in Hebrew
  • Learn 50 basic vocabulary words
  • 20 hours
  • Beginner
COURSE
1

Hebrew Reading 1

In Hebrew Reading 1 you will learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary as you translate Ruth and the narrative sections of Jonah. You will master Level 1 grammar topics and learn all vocabulary that

Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 1 grammatical concepts, learn all vocabulary that appears in Jonah 1, 3–4 and Ruth, and take an important step toward being able to confidently read the Old Testament as it was originally written.

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Jonah 1, 3–4 and Ruth (about 450 words total) as well as key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Independent prepositions
  • Inseparable prepositions
  • Inseparable prepositions plus suffixes
  • Prepositions כ and מן plus suffixes
  • Conjunction
  • Definite article
  • Particles of entreaty
  • Definite direct object marker
  • Nouns (masc, fem, segholate and irregular)
  • Construct state (all forms)
  • Nouns (ms, mp, fs, fp, irregular) and suffixes
  • Adjectives (forms and uses)
  • Comparative and superlative
  • Demonstrative adjectives זה and אלה
  • Overview of Hebrew verb system
  • Wayyiqtol and w-qatalti
  • Qal strong verb (all forms; meaning and morphology)
  • Negative imperative
  • Relative pronoun and relative clause
  • Personal pronouns
  • Verbless clause
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
2

Hebrew Reading 2

In Hebrew Reading 2 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4.

Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 2 grammatical concepts and review Level 1 grammatical concepts. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative.

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4 (about 375 words beyond Level 1 vocabulary), review the content of Level 1, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Demonstrative adjectives(That)
  • Use of הנה
  • Uses of כי
  • Interrogatives
  • Locative ה
  • Pause
  • Possession
  • Independent prepositions with suffix of the plural noun
  • Niphal meaning and morphology
  • Piel meaning and morphology
  • Pual meaning and morphology
  • Hiphil meaning and morphology
  • Hophal meaning and morphology
  • Hithpael meaning and morphology
  • Irregular verb introduction and classification
  • Irregular verbs נתן, לקח, הלך, and היה
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
3

Hebrew Reading 3

In Hebrew Reading 3 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6.

Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 3 grammatical concepts and review Level 1 and 2 grammatical concepts. Level 3 also introduces you to some of the issues involved in the translation of the Biblical text, as well as introducing you, for the first time, to legal texts in Hebrew through the guided reading of Deuteronomy 4–6. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative.

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6, review the content of Level 1 and 2, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Cardinal Numbers 1-10
  • Cardinal Numbers 11+
  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Adverbs
  • Qal Perfect/Qatal with Suffixes
  • Qal Imperfect/Yiqtol with Suffixes
  • Qal Imperative with Suffixes
  • Conditional Sentences

Weak Verbs:

  • Pe-Aleph Qal
  • Pe-Guttural Qal
  • Pe-Guttural Niphal
  • Pe-Guttural Hiphil and Hophal
  • Ayin-Guttural Qal and Niphal
  • Ayin-Guttural Piel, Pual and Hithpael
  • Ayin-Waw Qal
  • Stative Ayin-Waw Qal
  • Ayin-Waw Niphal
  • Ayin-Waw Hiphil and Hophal
  • Lamed-Guttural Qal and Niphal
  • Lamed-Guttural Piel, Pual and Hithpael
  • Lamed-Aleph Qal and Niphal
  • Lamed-Aleph Hiphil
  • Lamed-Aleph Piel and Hithpael
  • 2-3 months
  • Intermediate
COURSE
4

Hebrew Reading 4

In Hebrew Reading 4 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 1-4 and selections from Genesis 11–22.

Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 4 grammatical concepts and review Level 1, 2 and 3 grammatical concepts. Level 4 also introduces you to some of the features of Biblical Hebrew poetry. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in the texts studied. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative as well as introduce you to how to read Hebrew poetry.

Grammar Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Genesis 1-4, review the content of Level 1, 2 and 3, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Curse and Oath Clause
  • Peh-Nun Introduction
  • Peh-Nun Qal
  • Peh-Nun Hiphil and Hophal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Introduction
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Qal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Hiphil
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Hophal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Niphal
  • Lamed-Heh Qal
  • Lamed-Heh Niphal
  • Lamed-Heh Piel and Pual
  • Lamed-Heh Hiphil and Hophal
  • Lamed-Heh Hithpael
  • Weak Verb יכל
  • Geminate Qal
  • Geminate Niphal
  • Geminate Hiphil
  • Geminate Hophal
  • Additional Geminated Stems
  • Double Weak Verbs: Introduction
  • Peh-Guttural / Lamed-Heh: Qal, Niphal and Hiphil
  • Peh-Nun / Lamed-Heh Qal and Hiphil
  • 2-3 months
  • Advanced

Frequently Asked Questions

First, you need to apply by going here. We will then contact you to assist you in selecting the certificate program that best fits your situation. Upon your enrollment in the BibleMesh Institute, we will assign you a qualified academic tutor who will guide you through each course of study.

Students enroll in the BibleMesh Institute on a subscription basis. The monthly cost for each BibleMesh Institute course is $225 per month. The length of time to complete a course varies depending on each student’s situation, but averages 3 months for dedicated students.

To provide the highest quality online learning experience and to meet academic standards, the BibleMesh Institute assigns each student an academic tutor for each course. All of our proctors (academic tutors) are highly qualified in their subject field.

Yes. Each course is provided with month-to-month access to better fit your situation. You may work through and complete a course as your schedule allows, while your academic tutor guides you to ensure competency and mastery of the content. You may take as much time as you wish to complete an individual course or a certificate program.

In order to complete a certificate program, students must complete every course within that program. Some certificates, like the Biblical Languages certificate, do require courses to be completed in a specific sequence. If you need to pause your studies, you can; your progress and grades will not be lost. You can simply renew your monthly course subscription and resume from where you left off.

Yes. Anyone who enrolls as a BibleMesh Institute student and successfully completes required, proctored coursework can earn a certificate.

Upon finishing all the courses in a certificate program, you may apply for and receive a certificate.

When scholarships are available they are initially available to students already studying in the BibleMesh Institute.

Yes. Several partnering colleges and seminaries provide academic pathways using courses and programs offered through the Institute.

Credit-bearing courses provided through the BibleMesh Institute are built to accreditation standards. If you would like us to talk with your school about the possibility of accepting transfer credits for BibleMesh Institute courses or programs, please contact us.

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