Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units5
Hours & Credits
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
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
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.