Biblical Hebrew Language

Department of Theology and Religion, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law


Code 25117

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1+2

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

This module aims to introduce students to Biblical Hebrew helping to acquire such proficiency in grammar that they will be able to understand discussions of biblical texts and read simple unseen prose passages with the help of appropriate basic reference works. During this course students will use a grammar chosen by the tutor as well as read a number of Hebrew texts. Level H students will also be expected to translate an unseen passage in the second half of Semester 2.

Teaching and learning methods

The module will be delivered principally through interactive lectures, which will provide a broad range of information and ideas and also afford students the opportunity of exploring aspects of this material in more detail through group discussion and interaction. WebCT will be used to support these teaching and learning activities where appropriate. This module will, as far as possible, adhere to the chief principles of the University’s current Learning and Teaching strategy.