|a.||The only true letters in the Hebrew alphabet are consonants. In biblical Hebrew vowels are indicated by a system of markings, called “pointings,” which appear in connection with consonants. Vowel pointings will be discussed in the next lesson.|
|b.||In Hebrew the consonants which form words, and the words which form sentences, are read from right to left, instead of left to right as in English. In the history of writing the Hebrew language various scripts have been used. This Grammar employs the square script that appears in contemporary Hebrew Bibles.|
|c.||On the following page is a chart which presents the consonants of the Hebrew
alphabet, giving their names, forms, transliteration (or phonetic value), and
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Publication information: Book title: Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Contributors: Robert Ray Ellis - Author. Publisher: Baylor University Press. Place of publication: Waco, TX. Publication year: 2006. Page number: 1.
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