Unit content includes: learning the particularities of Hebrew grammar and syntax and biblical vocabulary with a view to being able to read Hebrew and translate into English; developing the skills to employ standard resources (lexicon, Hebrew grammar) in the translation of texts from the Hebrew Bible.

Unit code: AL2002L

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning outcomes


Have a sound working knowledge of the basic vocabulary and grammatical forms of biblical Hebrew


Translate from any part of the Hebrew Bible


Use a Hebrew lexicon and grammar to assist in translation

Unit sequence

Course relationship: A level 2 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry courses

Prerequisites: AL1001L Hebrew 1


Interactive lectures to introduce new material, group work on drills and translations and regular quiz exercises and feedback.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Bartelt, Andrew H., and Andrew E. Steinmann. Fundamental Biblical Hebrew/Fundamental Biblical Aramaic. St Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2004.
  • ———. Workbook and supplementary exercises for Fundamental Biblical Hebrew and Fundamental Biblical Aramaic. St Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2003.
  • Brown, Francis, Samuel Rolles Driver, and Charles Augustus Briggs. The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon: with an Appendix Containing the Biblical Aramaic. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
  • Elliger, K., and W. Rudolph, eds. Biblica Hebraica Stuttgartensia. 5th rev. ed. Stuttgart, Germany: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1997.
  • Holladay, William L. A concise Hebrew and Aramaic lexicon of the Old Testament. 14th corrected impression. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.
  • Koehler, Ludwig, and Walter Baumgartner. The Hebrew and Aramaic lexicon of the Old Testament. Translated by M. E. J. Richardson. Leiden: Brill, 1994-2000.
  • Kohlenberger, John R. The Hebrew English concordance to the Old Testament: with the new international version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.
  • Wigram, George V. The Englishman's Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament: coded with Strong's Concordance Numbers. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995.
  • Williams, Ronald J. Williams’ Hebrew Syntax, 3rd edition: revised and expanded by John C. Beckman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

A series of individual chapter and cumulative tests

3100 80.0
Learning Resource

Homework exercises

900 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 4 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000