Manual Hebrew Grammar for the Use of Beginners.
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Sunstone Foundation
Date Published: 1981
Edition: Facsimile reprint of the 1834 second edition
Book Id: 22856
119pp. Octavo [22 cm] Maroon cloth gilt stamped title on front board and backstrip. Fine. Preface by Mike Walton. Twenty-three page introduction titled 'Joseph Smith as a Student of Hebrew' by Louis Zucker.
Joshua Seixas was an instructor at Oberlin College who was recruited by early Saints to teach Hebrew at the School of the Prophets in nearby Kirtland. Seixas taught Hebrew from January to March in 1836 and used this work as the textbook. Smith writes of Seixas in History of the Church, "Attended school, as usual, and waited upon several visitors, and showed them the record of Abraham. Mr. Seixas, our Hebrew teacher, examined it with deep interest, and pronounced it to be original beyond all doubt."