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Biblical Hebrew B

Unit Overview
Continue to develop your Hebrew language skills through interactive lectures, textbook study, and collaborative reading of the Book of Jonah. This unit complements traditional grammar study with a communicative approach to language learning, which immerses you in biblical Hebrew language through reading, writing, listening and speaking. It will equip you to use Hebrew in preparation for preaching or Bible teaching. You will also be able to read for your own benefit and undertake further Hebrew exegesis units. Look forward to doing a detailed study in Genesis or Psalms, Job or Jeremiah. Imagine yourself reading Isaiah in the original language.

Please note the content for Biblical Hebrew B Online may vary. Please visit the timetable by clicking here for the current dates on when this unit is offered.

Unit Details

Mode Online On-campus 
Workload  12 credit points 12 credit points
Status  Elective Elective
Unit Code LA004 LA004
Prerequisites  LA003 LA003
Teacher  Sarah Baker Jill Firth

Unit Content
Meet for a 2-hour class each week in semesters 1 & 2.

  • Study Allen P. Ross, Introducing Biblical Hebrew (Baker Academic, 2001) chapters 15–40.
  • Gain basic skills in translation and exegesis through the collaborative reading of some Psalms and Jonah.
  • Continue to use Living Biblical Hebrew Part One aural resources and interactive learning style.
  • Allow at least three hours per week for homework exercises, listening, reading, and memorising.
  • Optional additional Hebrew reading practice.
  • Assessment through weekly quizzes, three tests, and a final project on Jonah 4.
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