Why Hebrew and How?
I started online at a place called Starting with Aleph. You can still learn the first lesson for free, but 2 years ago, all 4 of the lessons were available gratis. I learned a little midrash, and the letters and sounds of all the consonants and the vowels. I learned a simple vocabulary of about 50 words. It is an excellent course.
I loved it. After 2 or 3 months, my Beloved wandered down to our local University and bought me a beginner's Biblical Hebrew textbook which he gave me for Christmas. I started the lessons, slowly acquiring lexicons, and grammars, and Hebrew Bibles. And I learned how to read Biblical Hebrew. I struggled through loading the Hebrew package into my Windows XP and into MS Office. I learned a new keyboard. I discovered Hebrew fonts.
Recently I have read a few of her posts that compare Bible translations including the LXX, Latin Vulgate, Douay-Rheims and the Judaic Press Complete Tanach among others. I would like to mention the following posts and cannot do them justice by quoting bits and pieces. However, the titles speak for themselves.
Mary and Hannah - Exultation and Magnification
Genesis 3:15: who is crushing the snake?
Isaiah 40:3, a voice cries out... and my personal favourite
The power of the Word
Since my husband and I are Patrick O'Brien fans, I like the title of your blog, Talmida. You have some great resources in your sidebar as well.