This unit will introduce students to the alphabet, various sounds and structures of word forms and syntax in biblical Hebrew, together with the accompanying cultural and historical background of the Old Testament. 77% of the Bible is communicated in Hebrew. This unit enables students to read selected texts from the Old Testament for meaning. Methods of learning using principles of applied linguistics and language online pedagogy include: video lectures and writing activities, weekly vocabulary and parsing quizzes, translation activities in the lessons and an exam translation and interpretive reflections on a biblical passage.

Unit Code: AL1300T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Recall alphabetical, vocabulary and syntactic features of biblical Hebrew.


Describe the grammatical and syntactic issues in particular texts from the Old Testament.


Analyse elementary grammatical features of biblical Hebrew vocabulary and phrases.


Translate from Hebrew to English selected generic and biblical texts.


Articulate an interpretation of a text through translation processes.


Online lectures, tutorials and video conferencing using multimedia and interactive sessions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)

0 30.0
Skill Demonstration

Skill demonstration: Translation exercises (equivalent to 1500 words)

0 30.0
Written Examination

Written Examination (equivalent to 1500 words)

0 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-29 15:20:09 +1100