This unit is designed to enable students with a background in biblical Hebrew to advance their Hebrew skills through the guided reading of selected Hebrew texts. Passages are chosen from both prose and poetic texts. Attention is given to a morphological and syntactical explanation of the texts. Building on previous study, students will revise and deepen their knowledge of Hebrew grammar and textual criticism. They will also learn the basics of Hebrew prose composition to consolidate their linguistic skills.

Unit Code: BA2503C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Give an English equivalent of selected prose and poetic passages from the Hebrew Bible with and without the aid of lexicons


Analyse and categorise accurately frequent Hebrew word forms, both verbal and nominal


Exhibit good control of the vocabulary associated with texts studied in class, including the study of semantic fields of words-


Demonstrate a sufficient knowledge of the methodology of textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible


Apply their knowledge of Hebrew to the exegesis of a range of passages of variable difficulty in the Hebrew Bible

Unit sequence

AL1101C and AL1102C or equivalent


Classes consist of reading and analysing texts, discussing philological problems, revising vocabulary and grammar, as well as interactive lectures and discussions.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

10 x 15-minute tests (equivalent to 2,500 words)

2500 50.0
Written Examination

2-hour written examination

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-10 15:07:12 +1000