This unit is a continuation course building on the skills learned in the unit AL8011W Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, although it will also cover exegetical issues. Students will extend their understanding of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, while reading through the book of Ruth in Hebrew. As students are reading Ruth, they will be guided through issues of translation, interpretation, and exegesis.

Unit Code: AL2010W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Explain elements of Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary


Translate and exegete selected passages from the book of Ruth


Work from the Hebrew text by utilising aids for translation and exegesis including: lexicons, concordances, parsing guides and commentaries


Evaluate exegetical methods for studying the book of Ruth including: textual criticism, historical dating, source criticism, and, particularly, literary criticism


Outline elements of the theology of the book of Ruth

Unit sequence

AL1011W Introduction to Biblical Hebrew or equivalent


Classroom based lectures, tutorials, exercises


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Weekly tests (equivalent to 1500 words)

0 30.0

One exegetical paper- 1,500 words

0 30.0
Written Examination

One two hour examination

0 40.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-30 09:22:01 +1100