LA003A - Biblical Hebrew A
2,280 Standard Tuition Fee
Students cannot also take LA001 with or after this unit.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
Know and understand
- Common terminology and grammatical descriptions used in grammars, lexicons and commentaries
- Hebrew grammar and syntax up to at least half way through one standard grammar of Biblical Hebrew
- About 100-200 words of Hebrew vocabulary
- Essential grammatical issues that influence understanding and translation of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament
Be able to
- Understand common grammatical terminology and descriptions used in grammars, lexicons and commentaries
- Utilise foundational paradigms, constructions and vocabulary
Be in a position to
- Begin translation of simple Biblical Hebrew texts
Typical areas to be covered would include an introduction to Biblical Hebrew through completion of at least the first half of a standard Hebrew grammar (e.g., Kelley, Ross, Seow).
Note: This unit is delivered at undergraduate degree level, and is equivalent to the ACT’s 300 level units. It attracts the 300 level unit fee.
Brown, F., G. A. Driver and S. Briggs, A Hebrew & English Lexicon of the Old Testament (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1974, 1996 repr).
Clines, D. J. A., The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew (8 Vols; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 1993–) [Vols. 7-8 forthcoming].
Joüon, P. and T. Muraoka, A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew (rev. ed.; Rome: Editrice Pontificio Instituto Biblico, 2006).
Koehler, L. and W. Baumgartner, (Rev. by Baumgartner, W. & J. J. Stamm et al), The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (Leiden: Brill, 1994–2000).
Scott, W. R., A Simplified Guide to BHS, with H. P. Ruger, An English Key to the Latin Words & Abbreviations and Symbols of BHS (North Richland Hills, TX: Bibal, 1987).
Wonneberger, R., Understanding BHS: A Manual for the Users of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1990).
Chisholm, R. B. Jr, From Exegesis to Exposition: A Practical Guide to Using Biblical Hebrew (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998).
Cook, J. A., and R. D. Holmstedt, Ancient Hebrew. A Student Grammar (Toronto: University of Toronto, 2007).
Kelley, P. H., Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996).
Martin, J. D. (ed.), Davidson’s Introductory Hebrew Grammar (27th ed.; Sheffield: Continuum, 1993).
Practico, G. D. and M. V. Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Hebrew and Workbook (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001).
Ross, A. P., Introducing Biblical Hebrew (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001).
Seow, C. L., A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Rev. ed.; Nashville: Abingdon, 1995).
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