Details for Old Testament Hebrew I
This unit provides a foundation in understanding and reading Old Testament Hebrew.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: ANL401
- Credit points: 10
The unit Old Testament Hebrew I is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
At the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew, including sentence structure, binyanim, and basic aspects of syntax;
- understand basic issues in interpreting the Hebrew Bible;
- confidently and competently use translation tools, such as dictionaries and concordances;
- confidently read and exegete simple portions of the MT;
- translate simple Old Testament Hebrew texts into English
- 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
In class test, translation assignment, exam.
- Athas, G. and I.M. Young. Elementary Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Sydney: Ancient Vessel Press, 2007.
Arnold, B.T. A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Cambridge: CUP, 2003.
Dobson, J.H. Learn Biblical Hebrew, 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.
Kautzsch, E. (ed.). Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Clarendon, 2006.
Kittel, B.P. Victoria Hoffer and Rebecca Abts Wright, Biblical Hebrew – 2nd edition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
Ellis, R. Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2006.
Pratico, G.D. and M.V. van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Grammar, 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.
Scott, W.R. A Simplified Guide to BHS: Critical Apparatus, Masora, Accents, Unusual Letters & Other Markings, 4th edition. Richland Hills TX: D & F Scott Publishing, 2007
Van der Merwe, C.H.J., J. A. Naudae, and J.H. Kroze. A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.
Van Pelt, M.V. The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.