Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


The course offers students a foundation for studies in the biblical Hebrew language. Students will learn the Hebrew alphabet and script and gain a familiarity with its basic paradigms and grammatical forms. 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 this language.

Students will be well placed to pursue further studies in Hebrew language in a second level course, as well as engage in greater depth in the other courses in scripture studies.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Grammar and Syntax of biblical Hebrew;

2. Demonstrate the knowledge of, and the ability to use, Hebrew vocabulary;

3. Develop competence in translating selected texts into English;

4. Demonstrate a more sophisticated ability to use dictionaries and concordances (both books and computer programs).


This course provides a more comprehensive introduction to the biblical Hebrew language.

Assessment items

Quiz: 10 x Weekly Online Quizzes

Online Learning Activity: 2 x Online Discussion Board Translations

In Term Test: Examination: On-line