Here's a note with a handy resource from Amy Cheung, a member of the Holy Language tribe. Enjoy!
Just to share that qBible.com is very useful, especially for learning Hebrew verbs, because pointing the mouse to any Hebrew verb (on the left) gives the root letters, no matter how many of which have been dropped or changed. Pointing to the green number after a verb at the English translation (on the right) gives grammar explanations like "Qal Imperative" etc. It saves a lot of guessing. Navigation is also easy and fast by clicking on the list of abbreviations and chapter numbers on the right margin. For example, today we studied Psalm 125 with Rabbi Derek Leman. It will be super difficult to guess the root letters of the verb hidden in the first word וְהַמַּטִּים of 125:5 if Rabbi Leman is not around. But you can find it here. The root letters are נָטָה.
Thanks Amy! And let me know if you have any useful resources for the tribe and I'll share them too.
Tracy is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here's her story.
Hi, I’m Tracy, a new member of the tribe – happy!
I am a Messianic believer trying to learn Hebrew! I grew up in a Christian home, my mother was particularly active in teaching my younger brother and I about Jesus and read us Bible stories from a young age. Throughout my life I have believed in and followed ‘Jesus’. However, in the past year or so my heart has been tugging at me, inspiring me to ask questions, pondering over why I am not ‘connecting’ with God the way I should be. I earnestly prayed to Him to lead me to a path where I would find Him. This unfolded in the most beautiful way – He led me to messianic music on Youtube, I absolutely fell in love with the Hebrew praise & worship as performed by the worship group from King of Kings Community in Jerusalem. This led me to buying the CD which came from their gift shop, I then started watching their sermons via livestream on Sunday afternoons, this is when I started learning so much about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. I started tithing directly to this church and blessings have poured down on me since then, both financially and spiritually, the best part being my trip to Israel in November last year. My mother and I spent a week in Jerusalem, visited the old city several times as well as significant places associated with our Lord Yeshua – this is His correct name and the name by which I now call Him. I love His name, in this name you can feel the power, the magnitude, sometimes I cry when I speak His name out loud.
My fascination with Israel and the Hebrew language arrived with me when I was born! All my life I have loved Israel, I have probably read hundreds of books on the subject by now, have tried to teach myself Hebrew many times, without success! Now that I am on the right Messianic path, I find worshiping in Hebrew is like moving from black & white to colour, it’s so special, so beautiful, even more so when Hebrew is woven into my prayers. However my command of the language is poor which is why I have joined Izzy and his tribe, we follow each other on Twitter, which is how I found myself in this blessed position today!
I am married to a great guy, he understands me and allows me the freedom to be who I am, he loves my eccentricities and together we are a great couple. We don’t have children, however I love animals and currently have 4 little boys – 2 dogs and 2 cats. I love animals and will do anything to help an animal in need, I love cats particularly and have been active at times with feral cat communities, feeding them, getting them to the vet and so on. The children in my life belong to my brother, I have been close to them all their lives and they are particularly precious to me.
I work in the commercial property industry, I have managed commercial buildings for most of my career, I am currently managing a well-known shopping centre in my city. It is a challenging but rewarding job, which Yeshua also sent to me after a very difficult period of being unemployed, struggling to find a position but keeping my eyes and faith firmly on Him.
I am on Facebook and Twitter – Tracy Williamson on FB and on twitter @Tracywill9. My profile photograph is the one attached to my story.
I am very excited about where I am in my life right now, I know Yeshua is doing great things for me, teaching me more and more about Himself. He has led me to amazing places and introduced me to blessed people, I feel so overjoyed, humbled and hugely blessed by what He has done and is still doing in my life. I want to be a bright light, shining for Him.
God Bless you!
Are you following Yeshua in a Hebrew way? If so, the Holy Language tribe would love to hear your story, and we would love to help you tell it! Here's how.
No Biblical Hebrew this evening - will resume next week
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