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Hebrew Alphabet and Acrostic

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Hebrew-alphabet

My children learned the Hebrew alphabet and made a beautiful poster with each of the Hebrew letters illuminated. We also made index cards for each letter, practicing the sounds of the letters. It’s fun to listen to Hebrew being spoken.

For the poster, you will need a large white poster board, markers or crayons, and a pencil. You can look up the Hebrew alphabet online. My friend Evonne Mandella sells lots of inexpensive Hebrew materials for teaching your children. I used her materials to teach my own children, and we loved her humor and exuberance in teaching the language.

When we studied Psalm 119, the longest Psalm, we realized that the Psalm was an acrostic, with the Word of God described with each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. You can do this same activity with your kids by writing the English alphabet and coming up with a word or phrase that describes the Word of God. The psalmist David loved the Word of God with such intensity that he created this beautiful piece of music to describe the Word of God. I wish I could hear Psalm 119 the way it was sung by David!

acrostic

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Free Online Bible Resources

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Bible-resources-1One of the fun Bible resources online to help you and your children love the Bible is the Bible on audio. Max McLean has a deep, luxurious voice as he reads the Bible and brings it to life. Here is the link for free Bible on audio:

http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/audio/

Bible-resources-2Another fun resource is to listen to the Bible in Hebrew or Greek. Back when we were studying Israel, it was fun to hear what Hebrew sounded like. You can choose a familiar Psalm, for example. Now that we are studying Ancient Greece, we can listen to the New Testament in Greek, to see what it sounds like. Here is the link for the Academy of Ancient Languages:

http://www.aoal.org/hebrew_audiobible.htm#Isaiah

Bible-resources-3If you have young children, you can have your children listen to Bible stories and do other activities that go with the different Bible stories. Here is the link for the Garden of Praise:

http://gardenofpraise.com/bibl1s.htm

Bible-resources-4The last fun link for Bible class would be “Art and the Bible,” which shows lots of famous artwork that goes with Bible stories. If you click on “Old Testament,” and then “Genesis,” you will see the first chapter of Genesis along with five famous works of art, for example. Here is the link:

http://www.artbible.info/

These are the only four links I have kept in my “Homeschooling: Bible” bookmarks on my computer. I consider them the best in what they have to offer, especially since they are free!

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