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If you are a blind student taking Hebrew from another instructor and/or different grammar, you may want to click on this link to read how this material can also be of help to you in your studies. Bbelow you will find listed an audible Hebrew course taught by Ray McAllister, Ph.D., using Weingreen's Grammar, braille copies of Old Testament Hebrew and Greek study aids such as J. Weingreen's "A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew" Second Edition, lexical aids and Old Testament texts in Hebrew, Greek and some Aramaic. Most will include accents reflective of current braille coding. At present most of the Hebrew Bible texts are intended to be read on a refreshable braille display. Listed below also are some additional links you may want to check out.
Sighted students also may apply for access to this course.

Syllabus to the Audible Hebrew Class.
Click here to read a general listing of the contents. There are 15 audible Hebrew Class Lessons plus an Appendix, including mp3, braille and print text formats, taught by Ray McAllister, Ph.D., found here. See below for Weingreen's Grammar and additional braille tools.
Introduction to the Audible Hebrew Class as taught by Ray McAllister.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 1 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 2 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 3 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 4 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 5 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 6 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 7 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 8 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 9 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 10 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 11 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 12 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 13 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 14 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Lesson 15 files in a zipped format.
The Audible Hebrew Class: Click here to download the Appendix files in a zipped format.

A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen: Major changes in the formating of the verb paradigms in volume eight have been made. additional corrections are continually being made in all volumes as discovered and/or needed. Click here to access braille volume 1 of 9 - print pages I-XII, 1-31 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen: braille volume 2 of 9, - print pages 32-64 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen: braille volume 3 of 9 - print pages 65-95 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen: braille volume 4 of 9 - print pages 95-135 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen: braille volume 5 of 9 - print pages 136-176 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen: braille volume 6 of 9 - print pages 177-210 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen: revised braille volume 7 of 9 - print pages 210-249 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen: revised braille volume 8 of 9 - print pages 250-279 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew -- by J. Weingreen: revised braille volume 9 of 9 - print pages 280-316 - 40-cpl, 25lpp.
Click here to download a zip file containing all nine volumes of Weingreen's Grammar. Also included is a comprehensive Hebrew morphology, see below.
A comprehensive Hebrew Morphology of verbs and nouns taken from and based on "A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar" by van der Merwe, et al, and prepared in braille by Sarah Blake LaRose. In one braille volume: pages I-XII and 1-130, 40CPL and 25LPP. Also included in the Weingreen zip file.

Hebrew Lexical Tools in a zip file: Including the Lexicon from the Findit CD and the Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew Dictionaries from JBI. These digital files have been modified and should only be used with a braille computer display. As presently formatted, they are not suitable for embossing. Instruction files are included in each folder. These files were prepared by Ray McAllister, Phd. His contact info is included in the instruction files.
About Hebrew Accents -- Two brief articles discussing cantillation in a zip file.


Click here to download a zip file of the Leningrad pointed and fully accented Hebrew Bible in braille format. The folder contains an instruction file and each book is in its own file. Prepared by Ray McAllister, PhD, as are many of the Old Testament Hebrew, Aramaic and Septuagint documents.
The Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) pointed, unaccented Hebrew Bible in a zip file can be downloaded here. Contains an instruction file.
An unpointed Hebrew Bible in a zip file and in the public domain can be downloaded here. The file contains both individual book files and a single file, all.brf, combining all files for easier searching. Also included is an insttruction file which explains the coding.
The Aleppo Hebrew Bible in braille code with vowels and accents in a zip file. Instruction file included. In the public domain.
The Jewish Publication Society English translation of the Hebrew Bible, 1917. Posted here in a zip file. Instruction file included.
Hebrew Bible with Parsing in a zip file. Included is the entire BHS Hebrew Bible with parsing and an Aramaic word list. Because the Aramaic portions do not have English translations, an Aramaic vocabulary list is provided named a.brf. Also included is an instruction file explaining all the coding.
The Samaritan Pentateuch, two Hebrew versions as well as one English, in a zip file. Used by some earlier textual critics much like the Septuagint before older Hebrew manuscripts, i.e., Dead Sea Scrolls, were discovered.
Click here for a print edition of the Transliterated Hebrew Bible which should work with Screen readers. You can recognize the difference between things like silent and vocal Sheva, Daggesh forte and Daggesh lene, and short and long qametz. See instruction file. Prepared by Ray McAllister. Click here to download the Septuagint in both Greek and English versions compressed in a zipped file. The Greek has been converted to braille code but not the English translation. This work was originally prepared by Ray McAllister, Phd, using a BrailleNote but should work satisfactorily on any braille display device.
Hebrew vs English Bibles chapter and verse differences list.
Dead Sea Scrolls - including Biblical Qumran and Sectarian Qumran digitized braille manuscripts with English translations.
Hebrew Inscriptions - archiological resources
Greek Inscriptions - archiological resources
The Aramaic Targums: including some English translations. An instruction file is also included which explains the braille symbols used in the text as well as their sources.
The original Elephantine Papyri in Aramaic with an English translation included. This is offered in order that the blind student can explore them, now, as never before.

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The next few links are to sight related resources which may be helpful.
Sarah Blake has started building a page with links to various language resources for blind students. Included are instructions for making JAWS display Hebrew and Greek fonts on a braille display. A modified braille table is available for downloading.
The Jewish Braille Institute www.hebrewvisions.org is a website that may provide some additional options such as the modern Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew Dictionary by Ehud Ben-Yehuda.
Here is a link to a narrated Hebrew Bible in MP3s format, to help people with pronunciation. The reader is a native Hebrew speaker, and does it well.
Additionally, you can click on this link to go to a different webpage where you can download the same reading by Abraham Shmuelof, also in zip folders.
Strong's Concordance may be accessed here.
The Bible Researcher website - where you can find a variety of Hebrew and Greek study aids.


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