Subject details

On successful completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. work in a fully online, enhanced learning environment, to demonstrate specialised knowledge of the morphology, syntax and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew
  2. read selected passaged from the Hebrew Bible and translate them into basic English
  3. interact critically with commentaries on the text of the Hebrew Bible and display independent thought on grammatical arguments, identifying various solutions to grammatical ambiguities.
  • Topics

    • The relationship between Biblical Hebrew and other Semitic languages
    • The alphabet, morphology and syntax of Biblical Hebrew
    • An introduction to the most frequently used words and idioms in the Hebrew Bible
    • A study of selected texts from the Hebrew Bible
    • An introduction to various lexical tools for Hebrew exegesis.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Virtual Classroom
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission

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Special requirements

No special requirements

This unit introduces students to the alphabet, basic morphology, syntax and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew.

The assessment tasks for this unit are designed for students to demonstrate achievement of each learning outcome. Assessment in this unit attempts to focus on higher order thinking and also provide students with the opportunity to accept a high degree of responsibility for their learning. A range of assessment procedures will be used to meet the unit learning outcomes and develop graduate attributes consistent with University assessment requirements. Such procedures may include, but are not limited to: essays, reports, examinations, student presentations, case studies, online interactive student performance tasks.

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Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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