Details for Old Testament Hebrew 2
Old Testament Hebrew 2 builds upon the previous OT Hebrew 1 unit. It will extend your vocabulary and grammar (yes, there are more paradigms to learn!) but this will enable you to read OT Hebrew more easily. Together we will translate many OT Hebrew texts into English – which will bring the text truly alive and make all your effort worth it! So come experience the new revelations that are available when you read the OT in its original language.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: ANL201
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Old Testament Hebrew 2 is part of the subject area Humanities and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This course unit continues the examination of OT Hebrew grammar from Old testament Hebrew 1, and introduces basic concepts of Hebrew syntax — with special attention given to narrative style, poetics and textual criticism—in preparation for detailed exegesis in the MT.
- Introduction to textual criticism of the Masoretic Text
- Circumstantial clauses; particles and prepositions
- The verbal system, aspect and tense
- Narrative syntax
- Hebrew poetry; style and dialects in Archaic Biblical Hebrew (ABH) and Late Biblical Hebrew (LBH)
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, discussions, tutorials.
Tests (25%); Translation Assignment (50%, 2500 words); Exam (25%)
Athas, G. & Young, I.M. Elementary Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Sydney: Ancient Vessel Press, 2008.
- Chisholm, R.B. From Exegesis to Exposition: A Practical Guide to Using Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.
- Gibson, J.C.L. Davidson’s Introductory Hebrew Grammar-Syntax. 4th ed.Edinburgh:T & T Clark, 1994.
- Polzin, R. Late Biblical Hebrew: Toward an Historical Typology of Biblical Hebrew Prose.Missoula: Scholars, 1976.
- Seow, C.L. A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew: Revised Edition. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995.
- Tov, E. Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible.Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992.
- Waltke, B.K. and O’Conner,M. An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1990.
- Watson, W.G.E. Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques. 2nd edn, Sheffield: SAP, 1995.
- Wonneberger, R. Understanding BHS: A Manual for Users of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Rome: Biblical Institute, 1984.