10 Resources to Learn Ancient Hebrew Online for Free

Have you ever wanted to read the Old Testament (called the Torah) in its original ancient Hebrew? With the following resources you can learn the basics of Old Testament Hebrew for free. Each resource is geared towards different modes of learning. So, make sure you get to know your learning style before starting.

Learn Ancient Hebrew for free Online

Basic Biblical Hebrew Resources

  1. Animated Hebrew– This site has many great free resources to learn the basics of ancient Hebrew. There are recorded lectures, charts, flashcards, and more. It’s definitely worth a visit.
  1. Torahmates.org– Free Jewish learning with a mentor; includes learning Biblical Hebrew
  1. Eteacher Biblical Watch 30 short videos that go over the basics of Biblical Hebrew courtesy of the eTeacher Group.
  1. Ancient Hebrew Resource Center– Learn to read Hebrew inside the chumash with this site’s series of 17 Biblical Hebrew lessons.
  1. Thinking Torah– Free Guide to Learning Chumash with Rashi (Subscription required)
  1. Torahschool– A series of free tutorials and other learning aids to learn to read chumash with Rashi

Torah Texts and Cantilation Aides Online

  1. Navigating the BibleThe Biblical Hebrew of the Torah (Old Testament) is sung. Study the ancient Hebrew in each portion, and hear a recording of the melodies.
  1. The Full Hebrew-English Tenach online
  1. The whole Tenach online with nikudot (vowels)
  1. Chumash with Rashi

I’m keeping this list of ancient Hebrew resources updated. If you have a free resource to add, let us know in the comments below.

 

 

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