Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

This unit introduces the basic elements of Biblical Hebrew. It leads to the reading of Hebrew Biblical texts with the use of dictionaries and grammars. The focus is on the Hebrew alphabet, basic Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax, the lexical and grammatical study of selected Hebrew texts, translation of selected Biblical Hebrew texts and an introduction to the use of Biblical Hebrew /English dictionaries and concordances.

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

A7110At 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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