Content

An introduction to biblical Hebrew, designed to provide a linguistic awareness of the language and the ability to use lexical aids. Students will develop a working knowledge of the language, covering essential grammar and vocabulary, in conjunction with the translation of simple Hebrew Bible texts.

Unit code: AL1011W (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Explain the basic elements of the grammar and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew

2.

Use lexical aids and language resources in translating Hebrew texts

3.

Translate simple texts from the Hebrew Bible

Pedagogy

  1. Translate simple texts from the Hebrew Bible

Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase

Grammars:

  • Kelley, Page H. Biblical Hebrew: an Introductory Grammar. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.*

  • Kelley, P. H., Terry L. Burden and Timothy G. Crawford. A Handbook to Biblical Hebrew: an Introductory Grammar. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.*

Dictionaries:

  • Brown, Frances, S. R. Driver and Charles A. Briggs. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1904

  • Clines, David J. A. (ed.). The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. (2 vols) Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993.

  • Holloday, William L. A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Leiden: E J Brill, 1971.

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Essay

Weekly Tests (equivalent to 1500 words)

0 50.0
Written Examination

Final Examination - 2 Hours

0 50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-01-29 10:52:32 +1100