The Invitation to Theological Studies Series (ITS) provides primary textbooks for core seminary courses, including biblical Hebrew and Greek, Old and New Testament introduction, biblical interpretation, and preaching. ITS provides foundational works that are both intellectually stimulating and spiritually nourishing.
Based on years of success in the classroom, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: A Beginning Grammar provides a clear and accurate textbook for the beginning Hebrew student. It focuses on the basics of phonology (sounds) and morphology (forms) so that the student is able to learn the language by reason and rule rather than rote memorization. The textbook also includes helpful discussions of syntax with the ultimate goal of using Hebrew in ministry.
Special features of Invitation to Biblical Hebrew include a sixteen-page color insert outlining morphological principles. Also available are a companion workbook with drills, assignments, and answer keys, and a companion set of six DVDs of Dr. Fuller's classroom presentations.
"I had taken eight semesters of Hebrew courses in the standard way that Hebrew is taught, and in two semesters of studying Hebrew on Dr. Fuller's method I finally learned the language! . . . This is the best way to learn the language, bar none!"
James M. Hamilton Jr., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
"The textbook stands out on several levels. First, it is a truly elementary Hebrew grammar. It focuses on only what the student needs to know. Second, the grammar utilizes a totally deductive approach. While some modern grammars promote the inductive approach or some mixture of approaches, these authors deftly take students back to the tried and true basics. Third, the true beauty of the authors method is in how after the students have truly mastered the basic rules, they can then tear apart any Hebrew word and give the reasons why every dot and dash is there, why it is not there, or why the vowel has lengthened, reduced, etc. With this mastery, the students fear and trepidation about Hebrew melt away."
Eric A. Mitchell, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Russell T. Fuller (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is associate professor of Old Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written for journals and has published several articles in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis.