Content

This subject introduces students to Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek, and equips them with skills which will enable them to utilise language resources within lexicons, commentaries and electronic resources. Students will learn the alphabets of both Hebrew and Greek, and be familiarised with basic grammatical features of both languages, and be equipped with an elementary vocabulary. An introduction to interpretive implications of translation and textual considerations will provide a platform for further study in a particular language.

Unit Code: AL1005W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Recognise and reproduce the Hebrew and Greek alphabets

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of basic Hebrew and Greek grammar

3.

Demonstrate recognition of elementary vocabulary in Biblical Hebrew and Greek

4.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of relevant grammatical and lexical tools

5.

Translate simple phrases from Biblical Hebrew and Greek into English

6.

Utilise the resources of bible software for translation and interpretation

7.

Articulate issues that impact on the translation and interpretation of historical languages and their impact for exegesis

Pedagogy

Classroom based lectures, tutorials, exercises

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Weekly Tests – 1000 words

50.0

One exegetical paper or essay using Hebrew – 1500 words

25.0

One exegetical paper or essay using Greek – 1500 words

25.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-29 10:20:54 +1100