Introduction to Biblical Languages

This postgraduate unit  gives an introduction to biblical Hebrew and Greek that will equip students to use various grammatical and lexical tools without requiring an in-depth knowledge of the original languages. Students will learn how the original languages work and how to apply this knowledge in analysing the Biblical text in English.  The unit includes basic exegesis from Old Testament and New Testament books.

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

Sub Discipline


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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognise the alphabet and language structure of biblical Hebrew and Greek
  2. Understand the nuances of the grammatical structures of the biblical languages
  3. Evaluate English language translations in the light of the various language tools studied
  4. Competently utilise an English language translation and various grammatical/lexical tools in exegesis
  5. Apply the results of their study to enrich Christian life and ministry
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