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 as well as modern textual criticism. Students will revise their knowledge of the fundamentals of Hebrew grammar and learn advanced topics of phonetics, morphology, and syntax. They will also develop familiarity with modern critical editions of the Hebrew Bible.

Unit Code: AL9502C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

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 categorise accurately common Hebrew word forms, both verbal and nominal


Exhibit mastery of the vocabulary associated with texts studied in class.


Compare and evaluate main features of modern critical editions of the Hebrew text.


Develop a working knowledge of the methodology of text criticism of the Hebrew text.


Critically reflect on a specific topic of research in the morphological or syntactical areas of Hebrew by identifying its main components and assessing its validity in writing

Unit sequence

AL9101C and AL9102C or equivalent


Classes consist of reading and analysing texts, discussing philological problems, revising vocabulary and grammar, as well as interactive lectures, discussions, and seminars.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

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

2500 40.0
Written Examination

1-hour written examination

0 25.0

2,500-word investigation

2500 25.0
Oral Presentation

15-minute oral presentation

0 10.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-22 13:53:54 +1100