This unit will introduce students to biblical Hebrew by the study of its basic grammar and syntax, the reading of selected Hebrew texts, and the acquisition of a basic Hebrew vocabulary.

Unit Code: AL8001Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a basic understanding of Hebrew morphology and syntax


Translate accurately the Hebrew texts studied


Recall an extended Hebrew vocabulary


Use lexical and other aids for the study and translation of Hebrew texts


Begin applying Hebrew language skills to exegetical tasks

Unit sequence

This unit is a prerequisite for AL8002Y Hebrew B


A combination of brief lectures and interactive exercises. Audiovisual material will be used as appropriate.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Class tests (short written examinations equivalent to 1,500 words total)

0 25.0
Written Examination

One 1.5 hour written examination

0 25.0
Written Examination

One 3 hour written examination

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-30 14:23:02 +1100