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    1. Resources for learning Hebrew?

      I'd like to learn Hebrew, and my understanding is that the OT vocabulary is very limited, though creative word use, particularly in Hebrew poetry is a challenge to understand. I don't know enough...

      I'd like to learn Hebrew, and my understanding is that the OT vocabulary is very limited, though creative word use, particularly in Hebrew poetry is a challenge to understand.

      I don't know enough about the distinctions between Ancient and modern Hebrew to be certain, but I believe they are significant enough that Duolingo won't be a good fit, particularly as definitions of words in ancient Hebrew aren't always agreed upon.

      Are there any recommendations? I have the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia and a couple other books, since I thought they would be good references, but a lot of the word formations are dependent on pronunciation, and reading descriptions of how to pronounce words isn't doing it for me.

      8 votes
    2. My heart has been breaking for years over the incredible generosity of the Biblical scholars at r/AskBibleScholars

      I am the founder of r/AskBibleScholars and I am incredibly humbled by what has been happening there. These are scholars from all over the world, having such a wide spectrum of personal beliefs,...

      I am the founder of r/AskBibleScholars and I am incredibly humbled by what has been happening there.

      These are scholars from all over the world, having such a wide spectrum of personal beliefs, that have volunteered their time and expertise for lay folk such as my self.

      There have been many weekly/monthly requests to be included in the panel there and I don’t believe that this is going to discontinue soon.

      I am, also, very excited that Deimos has been working with me and others to bring these people here.

      Why is my heart breaking?

      Many family, friends, and online acquaintances encouraged me to write about my early upbringing here. I never thought that it would come to this. I know that sounds cliché and when I was younger I thought that people just didn’t give a shit.

      I’ve been proven wrong.

      Humanity has expressed itself more thoughtful and empathetic than I’d previously judged it to be.

      17 votes