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Detailed study of Hebrew language and syntax, with weekly language exercises. The translation and exegesis of selected passages.
This paper builds on the introductory study of Hebrew done in HEBR 131/132 (or the equivalent), and is an excellent way to deepen your knowledge of Hebrew, so as to have a lifelong resource for the study of the Bible in its original language. The paper introduces students to the detailed study of specific biblical texts in the original Hebrew. We will become familiar with Hebrew grammar, syntax, and style, and learn how to use not only the standard editions of the biblical texts, but also the major grammars, lexica, and biblical commentaries. The texts studied change from year to year.
|Paper title||Hebrew Old Testament Exegesis 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
Full Year (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- HEBR 103 or (HEBR 131 and HEBR 132)
- Pre or Corequisite
- BIBS 112
- BIBX 213
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- Students must have studied enough Hebrew to read simple biblical texts in the original Hebrew before the paper begins, which usually means having completed HEBR 132 (or equivalent).
- More information link
View more information on the Theology Programme’s website
- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Katie Marcar
- Paper Structure
- 6 assignments x 5% each (30%)
- Grammar comments 10%
- Final exam 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
Campus and Distance: Two 1-hour lectures per week for the full year.
Distance students participate in the class via a desk-top videoconferencing programme called Zoom (available free of charge). Classes are recorded, and students who are unable to join classes can download the videos and watch them later.
- Required: K. Elliger and W. Rudolph (eds.), Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (4th rev. ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1967/77)
- Course outline
- View the course outline for BIBS 213
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper, students will:
- Have studied extracts from specific biblical texts in the original Hebrew
- Understand the grammar, syntax, and translation problems of those texts
- Be familiar with the major tools for the scholarly study of the Bible in the Hebrew original.