This year I’ve been studying Biblical Hebrew at Murdoch University. We’ve been using a fantastic textbook, Biblical Hebrew, Second Ed. (Text and Workbook) by Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel, Victoria Hoffer, and Rebecca Abts Wright; Fully revised by Victoria Hoffer.

Despite the great teaching and the fun workbook style approach to learning the language, I’ve found learning and retaining the vocabulary to be quite difficult.

To help myself, and anyone else learning biblical Hebrew, I’ve developed Baraq, a small web app which uses the wordlist from our textbook.

Baraq is written בָּרַק in Hebrew, and translates to ’lightning'.

Thanks to Victoria Hoffer for her kind permission to use the word list from the textbook, and for responding to my email out-of-the-blue!