This unit is designed to enable students with a background in biblical Hebrew to advance their Hebrew skills through the guided reading of selected Hebrew texts. Passages are chosen from both prose and poetic texts. Attention is given to a morphological and syntactical explanation of the texts. Building on previous study, students will revise and deepen their knowledge of Hebrew grammar and textual criticism. They will also learn the basics of Hebrew prose composition to consolidate their linguistic skills.
Give an English equivalent of selected prose and poetic passages from the Hebrew Bible with and without the aid of lexicons;
Analyse and categorise accurately more advanced Hebrew word forms, both verbal and nominal
Exhibit good control of the vocabulary associated with texts studied in class, including the study of semantic fields of words
Demonstrate a good knowledge of the more advanced methodology of textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Apply their knowledge of Hebrew to the exegesis of a range of passages of variable difficulty in the Hebrew Bible.
AL1101C and AL1102C or equivalent
Classes consist of reading and analysing texts, discussing philological problems, revising vocabulary and grammar, as well as interactive lectures and discussions.
2-hour written examination
10 x 15-minute written examination (equivalent to 2,500 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-22 12:13:12 +1100