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Joab E.

Marietta, GA

$45/hour

Learn Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic from an Ordained Native Speaker!

Background check passed as of 5/28/12
5.0 average from 5 ratings
The Very Best Biblical Hebrew Teacher
— Steve, Marietta, GA on 1/18/12

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Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel
EHESS Paris France
PhD
INSEAD (France)
MBA

Education

Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel

EHESS Paris France (PhD)

INSEAD (France) (MBA)

About Joab

Native of Israel and fluent in Hebrew, educated at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I pursued graduate studies in the Europe, including a doctorate at EHESS in Paris and MBA at INSEAD. More recently, I received ordination from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, USA.

In recent years I have taught Hebrew, Jewish, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies at several colleges and universities, including Emory University, Agnes Scott College and Georgia State University. Currently I teach online Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic courses at eTeacher Group, Ltd., Israel.

I believe in coaching and challenging students to progress at the best of their ability. Language earning is hard work, but can be fun, too. I employ a variety of teaching methods to suit each student's learning style.

Students choose Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic to gain unmediated access to the word of the Bible. Within a few weeks you can begin to navigate biblical texts based on the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary.

Students of Modern Hebrew learn to communicate using all four language proficiency skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. They acquire fluency and correct pronunciation of colloquial Hebrew.

I look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your goals. Shalom !
Native of Israel and fluent in Hebrew, educated at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I pursued graduate studies in the Europe, including a doctorate at EHESS in Paris and MBA at INSEAD. More recently, I received ordination from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Read more

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New rate ($45) applies to online sessions in blocks of 10. Old ($60) was for face-to-face sessions, no minimum. Other arrangements available.

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Travels within 15 miles of Marietta, GA 30068
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"The Very Best Biblical Hebrew Teacher"

- Steve, Marietta, GA on 1/18/12
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Hebrew

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Hebrew

Hebrew is the language of the Hebrew Bible (aka the Old Testament) and the official language of the State of Israel. King David and Jesus knew Hebrew, and Jews all over the world pray in Hebrew. Israel has one of the most prolific publishing industry, in Hebrew, and Israeli films in Hebrew have repeatedly been nominated for the Academy Award.

You too can learn Hebrew.

Despite its different writing system, which is written right-to-left, Hebrew is easier than many of the foreign languages available for learning. Hebrew is a Semitic language, originating in the Middle East. It shares many common denominators with ancient languages such as Akkadian, Canaanite and Aramaic as well as modern languages such as Arabic, Swahili (East Africa) and Ethiopian languages.

Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew are taught differently.

In Biblical Hebrew you learn to read the Hebrew Bible in the original, but you are not expected to be proficient in listening, speaking or writing. Consequently, you will learn biblical grammar and vocabulary and the techniques of taking any previously unseen biblical text and to decipher it, uncovering not only its precise literal meaning but also insights lost in translation. You will be able to follow its public reading or chanting, and if you wish, you can learn to chant it yourself. Furthermore, Biblical Hebrew gives you access to texts such as ancient coins and inscriptions, the Dead Sea scrolls, and even some terms used in Kabala and cool Hebrew tattoos.

In Modern Hebrew you learn, like in any other Modern language, to use the language in all four language proficiencies: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Consequently, learning it is not as focused on text, grammar and vocabulary as Biblical Hebrew. Rather, the learning process is much more personal, interactive and conversational. From the first lesson you will be speaking Hebrew and understanding. After mastering the Hebrew writing system – which is a matter of weeks – you will quickly move from letters and syllables to words, sentences and paragraphs. Soon you will be able to make conversation and understand steadily more of what you hear in movies or read in books.

Both Modern and Biblical Hebrew require practice, but there are many fun ways to practice. Whichever you choose, join me in this fantastic adventure of learning Hebrew!

Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel
EHESS Paris France
PhD
INSEAD (France)
MBA

Education

Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel

EHESS Paris France (PhD)

INSEAD (France) (MBA)

The Very Best Biblical Hebrew Teacher — I cannot say enough about my personal Hebrew instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. Hope to use again. His instruction was adapted to my course and supplemental. He became a great aid. Great voice for working on speaking and pronouncing words, I am still listening to his voice. I would highly recommend. ...

— Steve, Marietta, GA on 1/18/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

New rate ($45) applies to online sessions in blocks of 10. Old ($60) was for face-to-face sessions, no minimum. Other arrangements available.

Travel policy

Joab will travel within 15 miles of Marietta, GA 30068.