Beginner Biblical Hebrew Textbooks

Ed has a request out for recommendations of beginner biblical Hebrew books.

I learned a little Hebrew at DTS using Seow’s A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Even though it is packed full of useful information, it is difficult to learn from. I do not recommend it. And, it is very deductive in its approach, so it isn’t what you are looking for.

Just after I took first year Hebrew they switched to Pratico and Van Pelt’s grammar. That one seems better, but I have not had a chance to spend much time in it as of yet.

My two cents.