This course is for
Adult students of all ages (18 and above) who are able to read Biblical Hebrew texts and wish to delve deeper into the world of Biblical Hebrew. (Entry Requirement: This course is designed for students who have completed Level C in ‘Classical Hebrew’ or possess equivalent knowledge.)
One academic year.
Course structure and goals
This advanced level concentrates on the study of texts from various biblical genres. The students read poetry (Psalms and others), prophecy (Isaiah, Jeremiah and others) and wisdom literature (Proverbs and Ecclesiastes). Classes discuss techniques of biblical poetry, the unique syntax and vocabulary of these genres and the historical background of these texts. The class meets once a week and the students must complete homework assignments sent by the teacher after every meeting.
At the end of the course the student will
- be more familiar with the unique grammar and stylistic techniques of biblical poetry.
- have enriched their vocabulary.
- be able to read the complicated texts of biblical prophecy and wisdom literature in their original language.
Academic Credit by the Hebrew University
The Hebrew University, in collaboration with eTeacher, will offer its very first credit online Biblical Hebrew courses to overseas students starting January 2010. In accordance with the University’s academic requirements the program includes obligatory attendance, paper submissions and examinations and will award students 3 credit points.
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