This unit further develops the foundations of Biblical Hebrew necessary for translation and exegesis of selected Hebrew texts from the Old Testament. It provides instruction on advanced vocabulary, word forms and syntax of Biblical Hebrew. A set text from a Biblical book will be translated and parsed, with instruction on the accompanying cultural and historical background to the text. Methods of learning will include reading, listening and speaking the language alongside regular translation preparation, and interpretive reflections.
Unit code: AL9300T
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Languages
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Recognise and recall features of Biblical Hebrew including advanced vocabulary and word forms and complex syntax
Describe and analyse advanced grammatical and syntactic issues in a set text from the Hebrew Bible and other selected unseen texts.
Translate from Hebrew to English a set text from the Hebrew Bible and selected unseen texts.
Use aids to understanding Biblical Hebrew such as lexicons, dictionaries, critical commentaries and software tools.
Articulate a sophisticated interpretation of the set text through exegesis of the original language.
Demonstrate the ability to read aloud the script of Biblical Hebrew fluently.
Biblical Hebrew A
Lectures and tutorials, online quizzes
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Exegesis (1200 words)
Skill demonstration: Translation, reading and grammar exercises from set text (equivalent to 3200 words)
Written Examination (equivalent to 2400 words)
|Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests||
Quizzes (equivalent to 1200 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Carolyn Alsen on 20 Jul, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2019-08-01 14:13:59 +1000