I love the the languages, but with so many life changes the opportunities are a bit more restricted. I don’t want to take on a seminary course at this time, but am struggling for the best way to proceed with Hebrew, a way that would be most effective. I had thought of doing some deep study in Genesis, as I have spent a large amount of time just in the first three chapters (changing your view of baptism makes you wonder just what else you missed). By studying Genesis in Hebrew, going through the grammar and vocabulary slow and carefully and analytically, I see the following advantages: 1) It’s one of the oldest forms of Hebrew in Scripture, thus all later developments in the language inevitably start with the Pentateuch Hebrew as its baseline 2) The Pentateuch is one fifth of the Hebrew OT 3) The Pentateuch is all by one author, thus ensuring consistency 4) The later books of the OT are going to trace their theology to the Pentateuch anyway 5) I’m already absorbed with Genesis anyway, so it should enhance my study From what I had heard from the pastor at my church, the one real challenge of Hebrew is verbal paradoxes, but once you get past this and understand the rather basic grammatical structure of Hebrew it’s almost just a matter of acquiring vocabulary. So, all things considered, my guess is that what I get from the 5P will inevitably appear regularly throughout the rest of the Hebrew OT. All advice, in support or in recommendation of an alternative, are much appreciated!