Not at all :Is there a problem in Hebrew with vowel clustering, or needed to keep in same cognate roots, as compared to the Greek?
It sounds here that you are saying that Hebrew has a steeper learning curve to start, but that Greek has much more to understand in order to really master its use.Greek, by far, has been harder for me to grasp grammatically than Hebrew because there are three genders and four cases, and they change for singular and plural. That was tough. Also, no set word order.
As for Hebrew, the struggle is with the letters being so different from English, and the rules for vowels, but those are only issues when you begin, the grammar is much simpler, and the words don’t seem to morph under such complex rules.
Yes, would be ideal to be able to be fluent in both biblical languages, but had to choose just one, would choose the Koine Greek.The New Testament is the manifestation of the NC to be sure, though there's much said about the NC in the Old Testament as well, so some knowledge of Hebrew too certainly wouldn't hurt.
Learn the song and you will soon get the hang of it:Thanks everyone. Just looking at the Hebrew alphabet is intimidating! The letters Daleth, Waw, Kaph, and Resh look almost exactly alike! It looks like it would be really hard telling them apart! Not to mention that Cheth, Tav, and Heh look almost the same as well!
Practice writing them. I got scrap paper and just practiced writting line after line of a letter until I got it right. Then practice reading them. If you don't own a copy of the MT, there are plenty of free Hebrew texts on line to use to practice. Actually its not as hard as it may at first seem. But hold on to your hat when you start the vowel markings and accent marks! Once you get the basics, make it a daily habit to read some text out loud. My first Hebrew prof made us pinky-swear to read a chapter per day from the MT out loud. We didn't take it too seriously until he started making us do recitations in class.