Details for Old Testament Hebrew 1
Have you ever wanted to read the bible in its original language? Have you ever wondered about the context, culture and worldview of the Old Testament and how its language contributes to this? Have you wanted to see how a great story telling language works? The study of Old Testament (OT) Hebrew will provide you with these insights. OT Hebrew 1 presents you with the foundational tools, vocabulary and grammar to not only understand OT Hebrew, but also enable you to translate simple OT Hebrew texts into English. Further, by having these tools, you will gain foundational knowledge of the richness, light and shade, and wonder of the story-telling nature of the Hebrew language (which can be hidden in our English translations).
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: ANL101
- Credit points: 10
The unit Old Testament Hebrew 1 is part of the subject area Humanities and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This course unit enables the student to begin confidently to read/exegete the Masoretic Text, by working through an introductory grammar and examining illustrative texts or textual units.
- Hebrew aleph-bet; dagesh and begad-kepat letters; vowels and matres lectionis
- Masoretes and the MT
- Nouns and adjectives
- Case, number and gender
- The triliterality of Hebrew words; definite article
- Verbal patterns and aspect
- Object suffixes; independent personal pronouns and particles
- Construct chains
- wqtl and ‘past-tense’ narration
This course may be offered in the following formats
Face to face (Lectures, discussions, tutorials)
Weekly Tests (25%); Translation Assignment (50%, 2000 words); Exam (25%, 1 hour)
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- Gibson, J.C.L. Davidson’s Introductory Hebrew Grammar-Syntax. 4th ed.Edinburgh:T & T Clark, 1994.
- Kautzsch, E. (ed.). Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1910.
- Kelly, P.H. Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Grand Rapids: Eerdmanns, 1992.
- Scott, W.R. A Simplified Guide to BHS: Critical Apparatus, Masora, Accents, Unusual Letters & Other Markings. Texas: Bibal, 1987.
- Seow, C.L. A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew: Revised Edition. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995.
- Waltke, B.K. andO’Conner, M.An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1990.
- Weingreen, J. A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew. 2nd ed.Oxford: Clarendon, 1959.