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A continuation of HEBR131, including the translation and exegesis of selected passages from the Hebrew Bible.
This paper follows directly on from HEBR 131, which is our basic introduction to Hebrew: the main original language of the Hebrew Bible, spoken and written in ancient Israel and Judah in the first millennium BCE and almost certainly well known to Jesus Christ. We will build on the knowledge of basic Hebrew grammar and syntax learned in HEBR 131 and will begin to read narrative texts drawn directly from the Hebrew Bible. By the end, students will be able to use Hebrew in their study of the Hebrew Bible and will have a basis not only for the lifelong study of Hebrew and other Semitic languages, but for the deep study of the Bible, Sirach, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Rabbinic Literature in the original.
|Paper title||Introductory Biblical Hebrew 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- HEBR 131 or HEBX 131
- HEBX 132
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- Any student who would like to learn ancient Hebrew.
Reverend Dr James Harding - email email@example.com
- More information link
- View more information on the Theology website: www.otago.ac.nz/theology
- Teaching staff
Dr Jonathan Robinson - email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paper Structure
This paper will be assessed by:
- Five assignments (5% each)
- One tests (15% each)
- One final examination (60%)
- Teaching Arrangements
- Campus and Distance: Three 1-hour lectures per week
Distance students participate in the class via a desktop 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.
Learning Biblical Hebrew: Reading for Comprehension: An Introductory Grammar (Karl V Kutz, Rebekah Josberger)
Learning Biblical Hebrew Workbook: A Graded Reader with Exercises (Karl V Kutz, Rebekah Josberger)
Pocket Dictionary For The Study Of Biblical Hebrew (T J Murphy)
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Have increased their grasp of the main principles of the grammar and syntax of biblical Hebrew
- Have broadened their core vocabulary of commonly occurring words used in the Hebrew Bible
- Have read and understood some straightforward Hebrew narratives from the Bible