Hebrew in Living Color, Genesis, Vol. 1, Parashat Beresheet: A Colorized Hebrew-English Translation

Hebrew in Living Color, Genesis, Vol. 1, Parashat Beresheet: A Colorized Hebrew-English Translation

by Mr. J. Steven Babbit


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Hebrew in Living Color, Genesis, Vol. 1, Parashat Beresheet: A Colorized Hebrew-English Translation by Mr. J. Steven Babbit

Hebrew in Living Color? What does that mean? Colorized Hebrew to English translation is an innovative learning tool created and developed by author J. Steven Babbit (Unlocking the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet Code and the Book of Ruth in Living Color). Sentences and phrases are shown line-by-line with the fully colorized Biblical Hebrew text on the left and the corresponding colorized English translation on the right.
Each Hebrew prefix and suffix is also individually colorized, allowing the reader to quickly and easily determine the parts and meanings of even the most complicated Hebrew expressions. Verb roots, the heart of Biblical Hebrew, are shown in red and fully explained. Nouns are printed predominantly in blue or black, and prepositions appear in purple. No longer will students of Biblical Hebrew find themselves asking, "How did they get that?" as they read the original Hebrew and its corresponding English translation.
Biblical Hebrew can be confusing and even intimidating for the beginning and intermediate Hebrew student. It is often difficult to make the transition from studying Hebrew words and simple sentences to reading Hebrew Scriptures. However, whether studying alone or as part of an instructional program, the Hebrew in Color Series™ now makes it possible for students of Hebrew to begin reading, with full comprehension, the Hebrew Bible in its original language. Furthermore, the Hebrew in Color Series™ allows you to develop a strong vocabulary and provides Hebrew grammar explanations in the margins as they appear within the context of the authentic Hebrew Scriptures.
Genesis, Volume I, is the second book of the Hebrew in Living Color™ Series, which began with the Book of Ruth in Color. Volumes 2 and 3 of Genesis in Color follow this colorized edition of Genesis. Volume two covers Genesis 6 - 11, Parashat Noach (Noah). Volume 3, Parashat Lech Lecha, covers the story of Abraham, Genesis 12 - 17. For downloadable study help files and plus recommended materials by other authors to use in conjunction with this book, please visit the author's website:
HebrewInLivingColor.com or HebrewInColor.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502814555
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2014
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Steve Babbit's life-long interest in modern Israel and the Jewish roots of Christianity inspired him to study the history of Israel, Biblical Scriptures, and the Hebrew language. In 1971, less than a year after graduating from high school, he lived and worked in Israel, where he first began to learn Hebrew while living on Kibbutz Gevulot (a collective farm in the Negev Desert, about 10 km from the SE corner of the Gaza Strip).

In 1975, Babbit began his professional career in secondary public education. He has taught middle school, high school and university summer extension classes in a wide variety of subjects. Steve took a leave-of-absence from teaching for the 1984-85 school year and spent two semesters studying Greek and Hebrew at Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, CA. While at Talbot, he studied Biblical Hebrew under Dr. Richard Rigsby, who was the translation team coordinator for the Old Testament portion of the New American Standard Bible. In the summer of 2003, Steve attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, where he continued his Hebrew studies.

Since his first trip in 1971, he has spent many of his summers in and around Jerusalem, often living with his Jewish "adopted family". In 1982, Babbit lived for a summer among Christian Arabs in the West Bank town of Ramallah. These first-hand experiences have provided insight into the cultural, religious and political environment of the Holy Land, past and present.

In the spring of 2009, Steve retired from full-time teaching to pursue his desire to learn and teach Biblical Hebrew. Since 2009, he has returned to teach at one of his old schools whenever they need a teacher who is certified to teach a wide variety of subjects. Whether teaching or not, Steve spends his spare time writing various Hebrew language books and volunteering as a teacher for adult Hebrew language classes at Temple Beth El in Tacoma, WA, where he has been a member since 2012.

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