Now available for the first time in one volume, the Handbook of Biblical Hebrew is designed to be a complete tool for the student of biblical Hebrew. The product of more than 25 years of teaching the language, this book is primarily intended for use in Hebrew courses, but it also serves as an excellent tool for a refresher course, or as a basic grammatical reference work to aid the exegete. / The book is similar in format to the author's Handbook of New Testament Greek, combining reading lessons with grammar, paradigms, and basic vocabulary. LaSor uses the inductive method of language study in which beginning students learn the rules of grammar and syntax and memorize vocabulary, often without reading the actual text. Instead of memorizing numerous forms that will never be encountered in actual reading, the student learns only what he or she encounters. / The lessons are based on the book of Esther, the complete Hebrew text of which is included in this volume, because it presents little difficulty in theological or textual matters and has an excellent vocabulary. LaSor has also included readings from other portions of the Bible, such as several chapters from Genesis, to introduce the student to Hebrew other than that found in Esther. / The diligent student of this method will learn not only the elements of Hebrew, but also how to study the language inductively and how to learn by induction what the Hebrew text says.