Welcome back to my DTube Hebrew reading & language series.
The full study is now on line covering the Alef-Beyt here in my blog. This is a beginners program to teach letters, vowels, and reading. The vowels are marked in this bible and are designed to help avoid confusion on what a word is and how it is pronounced. The confusion is obvious in the hundreds of interpretations globally. In modern Hebrew, only children need a niqqud or vowel marking for each letter. Old manuscripts also usually have vowels marked.
my own braided bread
This week I had guests and spent the day before sunset creating a meal including home made challah, fish, and vegetables served with wine. I truly relaxed during shabbat.
This week's reading is from Genesis 1:22-23
We are in the fourth day as God blesses the creatures in the waters and the birds telling them to multiply and fill the earth.
There is a plan, and there is an end in that plan. He said, "Fill the the waters and in the seas and let the birds multiply on the earth." I see no problem with that continuing until the end.
written on phone screen
Them and You
In this reading we see the direct object, or the receiver of the action (the blessing), "and he blessed --them..." (oh-tam). When the direct object is a represented by a pronoun, you see a long dash indicating the object of the verb.
Normally the you and they as the subject are part of each word that each are doing, which is represented by the ending "vav" marked with a dot (shoorook) to the left. In this passage...
- be fuitful - p'roo
- and multiply - oor'voo
- and fill - oo-mee-l'oo
These are commands but you will see that a vav+shoorook at the end of a word can be you, your, they or their as interpreted in English. The vav is also "and" at the beginning in these cases.
I am experimenting with trying to produce written Hebrew using a stylus, but it's not the same. At some point, I may have writing practice. What do you think?
If you have been with me from the beginning, you should be able to read on your own, maybe with some mistakes. But you can start practicing and building vocabulary. I am reading a little faster and pointing less each week. I hope you are too.
Here are the links
Please click over to DTube and read the above passage with me in Hebrew.
If you are just starting, my lessons are all here starting at Alef, adding vowels (the dots and lines) as we go, the sofit formations and numerical values. Just go to my blog and scroll to the bottom or click here
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Thanks for taking the time to watch and read.
I give no opinion, but yours are welcome below