LA008-812 - Advanced Hebrew
2,520 Standard Tuition Fee
LA003-612 and LA004-612
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code LA011.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
1. The content of a standard Hebrew grammar
2. An enhanced range of Hebrew vocabulary
3. Select passages from the Hebrew Bible and/or comparable Hebrew texts outside the Hebrew Bible (e.g. Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic texts)
B. Be able to
1. Demonstrate proficiency with the syntactical nuances and pragmatic uses of various grammatical forms
2. Assess translation issues that influence exegetical work
3. Translate selected passages in the Hebrew Bible and/or comparable Hebrew texts
C. Be in a position to
1. Continue translation and grammatical analysis of the Hebrew Bible and comparable Hebrew texts
2. Make informed interpretive decisions based on grammatical and syntactical analysis
3. Evaluate translations and interpretations in modern Bibles and commentaries
- Reading of a standard reference grammar.
- Translation and grammatical analysis of four chapters such as Exodus 1-4, Joshua 1-4 Judges 13-16, Ruth 1-4 or other passages of similar length and difficulty from, for example, the Dead Sea Scrolls or Rabbinic texts.
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.
(Refer to LA003-612 and LA004-612 for basic texts)
Kittel, R. (ed.), Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Stuttgart: Württemberg Bible Society, 1990).
Schenker, A., et al, Biblia Hebraica Quinta (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2004- ) (fascicles appearing regularly).
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).
Pelt, M., and G. D. Pratico, The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003).
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).
van der Merwe, C. H. J., J. A. Naudé and J. H. Kroeze, A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999).
Wonneberger, R., Understanding BHS: A Manual for the Users of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1990).
Arnold, B. T. and J. H. Choi, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Cambridge: CUP, 2003).
Tov, E., Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (rev.ed.; Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001).
Waltke, B. K. and M. O’Connor, An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1990).
Williams, R. J., Williams’ Hebrew Syntax (3rd ed.; Toronto: University of Toronto, 2007).
Würthwein, E. and E. F. Rhodes, The Text of the Old Testament (2nd ed.; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995).