Study Helps

OK, I admit it. I love to organize things. And I’m a very visual learner. So, for any of my language courses I usually design a notebook for the translation work and get it bound (at an online on-demand print company). I also decided that the best way for me to remember the Hebrew weak verb rules was to take all those pages of notes and create a two page “at-a-glance” sheet.

I’m making the PDFs for the Hebrew Weak Verb charts available here to anyone who wants to use them. I’m also making available the PDFs for my translation workbooks for OTHT2 and NT223 (Acts & Paul). These are the translation sections assigned for Spring 2006. Nothing fancy, just the text with space to write your parsings/translations in. If you want to get them printed and bound, I’ll post links to the site where you can order them. I don’t get any money, you just pay them to do the printing and they ship it to you. That’s how I do it for myself (and for Mark). I like the convenience of having all the pages in one place. If you decide to order from, just remember that it takes about a week (sometimes longer) for them to print it and for you to receive it.

OK, copyright disclaimer: I created the Weak Verb charts, so I own the copyright. The other workbooks are simply for the people in class who I know already own the BHS or Bible software and who could photocopy or print out their own copy anyway, this is just one person helping other students get it in the format that is more useful. I don’t get any financial benefit from this. If you use the site, you are paying for them to print it like you would pay the photocopier to copy your book. Don’t abuse this! If I am totally wrong about this, I will pull the workbooks off and just leave the weak verb charts.

I would have posted these earlier, but I didn’t think anyone would be interested! In class some people have seen my workbook and have asked about it, so I decided to just put the documents here (rather than try to remember who to email them to).

To download the PDF of just the text (no cover) click on the thumbnail. To get the book printed and bound or to download a PDF copy for free click here.

To download the PDF of just the text (no cover) click on the thumbnail. To get the book printed and bound or to download a PDF copy for free click here.


I appreciate any comments if any of this is helpful (especially for the weak verb chart because I have other study helps I am working on for Hebrew and Greek also).

15 thoughts on “Study Helps

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  2. Justin D

    Not bad Karyn. It’s very busy. I hope this benefits your classmates. You might consider giving a copy to Mike Kelly to see if he thinks he can use it (that is, if you haven’t already).

  3. Karyn Post author

    J.D., yeah, it’s busy, but that’s the nature of the beast. It still is helpful (when printed out) to have in front of you as a reference for all those pesky weak verb anomalies. For me, it’s better than flipping through dozens of pages of notes. Originally I made a poster of the material so I could see everything at once (Mark used to tease me because I would tack it up beside our bed so I could memorize it before dragging myself out of bed in the morning). I did send it to Mike Kelly a while ago. Chris Fantuzzo, the teaching fellow who also taught the Hebrew sections, added a few comments (and corrections).

  4. Justin D

    Good deal, Karyn. I hope the exam goes well; I’m glad WTS places such stress on the languages. The good news about Hebrew is that it gets easier…well…at least before it gets harder again 🙂

    Oh yeah, and please tell Fantuzzo I said hi…and to get those comps done 🙂

  5. Karyn Post author

    Actually, Justin, I finished the Hebrew sequence (last Spring) so the only Hebrew exams I have now are the translation tests in the Biblical Studies classes. I’m glad about the emphasis on languages at WTS too. I wish we had opportunity for more advanced Hebrew courses (Mike Kelly did recommend Tigay’s Hebrew reading course at UPenn). Fortunately, we get to use the Hebrew for our exegetical papers and in our OT courses. Now, if I could only be as adept at reading unpointed Hebrew as you are!

    The only “bad” thing about languages is that they really are a “use it or lose it” skill. If I don’t review Aramaic, it all starts to become a blur. After all the work we put into acquiring a language, it would be a crime to lose it!

    Chris taught his last section of Hebrew this past January and is focusing on studying for his own degree! I’ll tell him you said “hi” next time I see him.

  6. MasterAegidius


    I am glad that I am no longer in college.

    Loose notes make people think you are doing something….
    …. but bound notes let people know you have been doing something.

    Mazel tov.

  7. Mike Wood

    Neato! Could someone possibly send these charts to my e-mail address ( My provider blocks personal sites like geocities and home.earthlink.

    Thank you so much!


  8. Justin D

    You know, if you can take a course with Tigay, I totally would. Let me say that taking Bible courses with folks like him are a totally different ball game. I’ve taken one with David Marcus at JTS, and it was insane. I didn’t know people could still speak Palestinian and Babylonian Aramaic… He could…and also another wiz kid in class. I sounded like a bumbling idiot.

  9. Ben Byerly

    Nice chart. Thanks for making it available to the general public. Just downloaded it for use in Nairobi, Kenya. (Never know what treasures you will find googeling for Mike Kelley). – WTS grad from 2001

  10. Curt Gruel


    Thanks for sharing this. Our Hebrew professor at Western Theological Seminary (RCA) in Holland, MI just gave us a link to your work. I appreciate it.



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