Hebrew Alphabet PowerPoint Flash Cards


TUESDAYAlef Card 200x150pxHappy New Year, everyone!

Yesterday I shared Greek alphabet flashcards in the PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) file format. Today I am doing the same for the Hebrew alphabet.

Once again, these flashcards are for free downloading, and I have been able to upload them to my iPhone (with the Dropbox app) and use them just as I would on a desktop or laptop (using the SlideShark app). As long as your computer is up-to-date enough to feature the Unicode version of the Palatino Linotype font (as it is called in the Windows operating system)—and just about everyone’s is nowadays—you will be able to view the Greek characters.

When you open each flashcard, the PowerPoint slide will display only the given letter’s uppercase and lowercase forms. Clicking on the slide reveals the letter’s name and pronunciation so that you can check your knowledge of those two items, as follows:

Hebrew Flashcard Illustration

I did have one minor problem that I did not have with the New Testament Greek flashcards, which had to do with transliteration (i.e., converting Hebrew letters into our alphabet). Hebrew transliteration features a number of unusual characters, nearly all of which are available in the Unicode fonts, but for some reason they did not cooperate with my original font choice for these flashcards—at least, not when I read them in SlideShark on my iPhone. So I ended up substituting Times New Roman, and even then slight differences remain noticeable. If you’re trying to use these or any of my flashcards on platforms other than the ones on which I test them (Windows and iPhone), I’d appreciate a heads-up.

Meanwhile, to obtain a copy of the file, click on the following link: Biblical Hebrew Alphabet Flash Cards.

(Please note the legal text on the first slide: “For use in the study of Biblical Hebrew. Created by Ron Henzel. Copyright © 2013, reading Scripture. May be distributed free of charge, but may not be resold or included with any product or item that is for sale. readingScripture.org“)

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