This unit introduces students to Biblical Hebrew as a basis for enhanced study of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and for further study of Biblical Hebrew. Its primary focus is foundational Hebrew vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Translation of selected biblical texts into English is an important component of the subject.

Unit code: AL1600A (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


Demonstrate knowledge of a basic Biblical Hebrew vocabulary


Identify the fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax


Translate basic Biblical Hebrew using lexicographical aids


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Grammar assignment – 1000 words

0 20.0

Weekly written exercises. Each week students will be asked to prepare a short written presentation on the previous week's topic. Total of 3000 words

0 80.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-01-30 07:58:05 +1100