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: AL8011W
Unit status: Approved (Minor revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Languages
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
Explain the basic elements of the grammar and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew
Use lexical aids and language resources in translating Hebrew texts
Translate simple texts from the Hebrew Bible
Translate words and simple sentences from English to biblical Hebrew
Classroom based lectures, tutorials, exercises
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.*
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.
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Weekly Tests (equivalent to 3500 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 13 Dec, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2023-02-13 17:11:27 +1100