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Hebrew: Basic Vocabulary (700 Most Frequent Words)

The exercise contains words that occur 50 times or more in the Old Testament. Mastering this vocabulary will give you an ability for basic reading of the Old Testament in the He ew language.

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Hebrew: Frequency Vocabulary (49-30 Occurrences)

The exercise contains words that occur between 49 to 30 times in the Old Testament. Mastering this vocabulary will increase your ability for a more fluent reading of the Old Testament in the He ew language.

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Genesis

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Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-16)

The story of Cain and Abel is the first following right after the events of the fall. The story of the fall is full of despair and fear of the uncertain future. Humanity lost everything: relationships (God and among themselves), home, and future. However, here a new story begins with a ight and...

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Call of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-9)

God is calling A aham as an origin of new people of God, who will know true God and worship Him. These people will be founded upon trust in promises given by Lord. The whole a ahamic narrative will be about test of this trust. God is sending A aham out of his birth land to a...

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Exodus

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Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-4:17)

Moses is a person who spoke with God face to face (Dt 34:10). On the first account, when God met Himself with Moses (Ex 3), God introduced Himself with the name: אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה "I am who I am". It was always difficult for translators to rightly translate this phrase. Key He ew word...

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Passover (Exodus 12:1-51)

The Passover or Pesach is one of the most important parts of the whole Bible. In this text, we encounter a verb pesach פסח. Its particular occurrence is at Ex 12:13 (in the form of Qal perfect וּפָסַחְתִי), where its meaning as "skip", "spare" is also defined. This meaning is also obvious from the...

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Decalogue (Exodus 20:1-17)

Ten Commandments belong among the most known texts of the Bible. However, it is not so much known that this text, in fact, can not be literary called as commandments. This is suggested both by the context, which speaks of Decalogue as "words" (Ex 20:1) or as "ten words" (Ex 34:28), and the...

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Leviticus

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Leprosy: Regulations About Defiling Skin (Leviticus 13:1-46)

The Leviticus 13-14 presents the major discussion of צָרַעַת (zaraʻat) meaning "skin disease" traditionally associated with leprosy. According to today's scientific findings, however, the entity causing leprosy is bacillus Mycobacterium leprae (Hansen's disease). Therefore, today the agreement...

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Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:1-34)

The day of atonement represented the key event in the whole year for Israel. It was a time when holy sanctuary was cleased from sins. The sins of the people were transfered to a goat, who was expeled to the desert. In this manner all of Israel's sins were removed.

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Numbers

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Priestly Blessing (Numeri 6:23-27)

The text of Numbers 6:23-27 is known as Priestly Blessing or Birkat Kohanim (coming from He ew ברכת כהנים). This liturgical text bears a strong expression of the idea of God in the Old Testament. The passage is a conclusion of a series of priestly legislation. The primary concern of the text is the...

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Deuteronomy

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Small Historical Creed (Deuteronomy 6:20-25)

In summary the text is trying to communicate this advice or warning: Remember what the Lord has done. It is all based on the question the Lord is suggesting that future generations will ask: "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the Lord our God has commanded you?" (Dt...

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