Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

This postgraduate unit  introduces the basic elements of Biblical Hebrew. It fosters reading Hebrew Biblical texts with the use of dictionaries and grammars. It introduces the Hebrew alphabet, basic Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax, the lexical and grammatical study of selected Hebrew texts as well as the rudimentary translation of selected Biblical Hebrew texts.

All A units are not included in the structure of Majors or Sub-majors (UG studies) or in concentration or specialisation (PG studies).


Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Memorize sufficient vocabulary to translate selected Biblical Hebrew passages.
  2. Recognize basic Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax.
  3. Translate, parse and analyse simple Biblical Hebrew into English.
  4. Use Biblical Hebrew dictionaries and concordances.
  5. Employ their knowledge to read critical exegetical commentaries on biblical texts.
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