This subject introduces students to Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek, and equips then with skills which will enable them to utilise language resources within 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: AL8005W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Languages

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Recognise and reproduce the Hebrew and Greek alphabets


Demonstrate an understanding of basic Hebrew and Greek grammar


Demonstrate recognition of elementary vocabulary in Biblical Hebrew and Greek


Demonstrate a working knowledge of relevant grammatical and lexical tools


Translate simple phrases from Biblical Hebrew and Greek into English


Utilise the resources of bible software for translation and interpretation


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


Identify key ideas in the original languages and articulate the theological issues relating to their translation


Classroom based lectures, tutorials, exercises


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

Weekly Tests – 2000 words total

0 50.0
Exegetical Essay

One exegetical paper in either language - 2000 words

0 25.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-30 15:17:25 +1100