Introduction to Biblical Languages (Hebrew)
|Course code THEO1001||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
The Introduction to Biblical languages offers students to gain a foundation for studies in either NT Greek (Koine) or Biblical Hebrew. Students will elect to follow either a Greek or Hebrew track for their studies. The Greek track will be shared with Elementary Greek (GREK1010). A Hebrew track is planned for future years according to demand. Students will learn the alphabet and script of their chosen language, and gain a familiarity with its basic paradigms and grammatical forms. Where necessary, they will learn the grammatical and technical terminology necessary to describe how the language operates. Students will develop a core basic vocabulary.
By the end of the course students should be able to translate simple sentences to and from their chosen language.
Students will be well placed to pursue further studies in Greek or Hebrew language in second level theology or classics courses.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007|
|Objectives||The aim of the course is to enable students to:|
* Read, identify and vocalize words and sentences written in different scripts;
* Become familiar with the basic paradigms and grammatical constructions of their chosen language;
* Gain a familiarity with grammatical and linguistic terminology necessary to explicate grammatical functions in their chosen language;
* Learn how to use the standard reference books for their chosen languages: dictionaries, grammars, analytical concordances etc;
* Gain a basic vocabulary in their chose study;
* Translate basic Greek or Hebrew sentences;
* Identify their aptitude for their chosen language and potential for further studies;
* Provide a foundation for further studies of Biblical Hebrew and NT Greek (koine);
* Gain insights into the science of translation, dynamic equivalence and some of its pitfalls (e.g., etymological fallacy);
* Provide students with skills which will meet with professional standards and requirements for the handling of biblical materials in their original languages.
Students will be required to attend four hours of lectures/seminars each week. Themes for the lectures will include: grammar, vocabulary and translation. Students will be introduced to the core reference books used within the academic study of their chosen language.
Students may be required to contribute to, or lead discussion in the seminars each week. Topics will be based on the lecture theme(s) and assigned reading will be identified or provided at the start of the course. Written summaries or reflections based on discussions will be part of the assessment regime of the course.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term