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. Students will also revise their knowledge of Hebrew grammar and learn the fundamentals of textual criticism.

Unit code: AL3502C (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit discipline: Languages

Delivery mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Give an English equivalent of selected prose and poetic passages from the Hebrew Bible with and without the aid of lexicons


Analyse and categorize accurately more advanced Hebrew word forms, both verbal and nominal;


Exhibit advanced control of the vocabulary associated with texts studied in class


Apply their knowledge of Hebrew to the exegesis of passages in the Hebrew Bible


Demonstrate an ability to use various grammatical resources in addition to lectured material.

Unit sequence

Prerequisite: 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.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

10 x 15-minute written tests (equivalent to 2,500 words)

2500 40.0
Written Examination

2-hour written examination

0 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Aug, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2019-11-22 14:37:31 +1100