Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Hebrew, Religion

  • Language Level


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to introduce students to classical Hebrew, the language of the Jewish Scriptures or Old Testament. In this module students develop knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet, vowel pointing, and basic Hebrew grammar, notably nouns, basic verb forms, and sentence structure. Students will also develop a working vocabulary of biblical Hebrew that can be used in future research and study. Students are expected to attend and contribute to lectures, to keep up to date with assignments, and to engage with assigned texts in a reflective and analytical manner 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and write the Hebrew alphabet, including vowels
    2. Recognise nouns and their different parts
    3. Identify the definite article, pronouns, and the use of prepositions
    4. Understand basic Hebrew verb forms
    5. Read and recognise the most prevalent words in biblical Hebrew
    6. Translate simple sentences from Hebrew into English