This unit is designed to build on the knowledge of classical Hebrew acquired in AL1101C Hebrew A. The unit will concentrate on the “weak verbs” and a wider knowledge of standard Hebrew nominal forms. It will also give greater attention to further developing the student's knowledge of Hebrew syntax.

Unit code: AL1102C

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning outcomes


Identify the basic syntactical elements of Classical Hebrew


Set out the “regular” paradigm of Classical Hebrew word forms


Demonstrate knowledge of a select Hebrew vocabulary


Understand the meaning of select medium difficulty Hebrew biblical texts


Apply their knowledge of Hebrew to the exegesis of medium difficulty biblical Hebrew texts.

Unit sequence

AL1101C or equivalent


Interactive lectures

Indicative Bibliography

  • Arnold, Bill T., and John H. Choi. A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Clines, David J. A., ed. The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. 5 vols. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic, 1996.
  • Joüon, Paul. A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. 2nd ed. Translated and revised by T. Muraoka. Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2006.
  • Koehler, Ludwig, Walter Baumgartner, and Johan J. Stamm. The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Translated and edited by M. E. J. Richardson. Study ed. Leiden: Brill, 2001.
  • Sáenz-Badillos, Angel. A History of the Hebrew Language. Cambridge: CUP, 1993.
  • Van der Merwe, Christo H. J., Jacobus A. Naudé, and Jan H. Kroeze. A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar. 2nd ed. New York: Bloomsbury T. & T. Clark, 2017.
  • Waltke, Bruce K., and Michael P. O’Connor. An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1990.
  • Williams, Ronald J. Hebrew Syntax: An Outline. 3rd ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Weekly tests (10 x 200) (2000 words)

2000 50.0
Written Examination

Examination (2 hours) (2000 words)

2000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 16 Aug, 2022

Unit record last updated: 2022-08-16 14:57:29 +1000