Biblical Languages

The unit Biblical Languages provides students with an introduction to biblical Hebrew and Greek that will enable them to use various grammatical and lexical tools without requiring fluency in the language. This will enable them to use with discernment English-language translations for exegesis. As such, it is an elective unit and does not form part of a Specialisation 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





A7111 Introduction to Biblical Languages

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate familiarity with the alphabet and language structure of biblical Hebrew and Greek
  2. explain the significance for textual interpretation of the grammatical structures of the biblical languages
  3. incorporate the use of various grammatical/lexical tools in exegesis of an English language translation of biblical texts
  4. evaluate English language translations of the Bible in the light of the various language tools studied
  5. apply the results of their study to enhance their teaching of the biblical text in the context of Christian life and ministry.
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