Biblical Hebrew I

The unit Biblical Hebrew I introduces students to the basic elements of biblical Hebrew that will enable them to read Hebrew biblical texts with the use of dictionaries and grammar. As such, it is an elective unit and does not form part of a Major in any specific Discipline.

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

Credit Points





A8112 Biblical Hebrew I

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. apply the results of their study to reading critical exegetical commentaries on biblical texts.
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