Offered at AST, Fall 2018

Course Description

From the Academic Calendar: An introduction to the basic principles of biblical Hebrew with emphasis on morphology, phonology, and syntax, this course is for students who want to study the Old Testament in Hebrew. We will learn basic Hebrew grammar, develop a rudimentary biblical Hebrew vocabulary, and read the Hebrew Bible with an eye toward interpretation of the Bible in the Church.

Prerequisites: None.

Requirements: Weekly assignments and in-class work, regular vocabulary quizzes, one or two longer interpretive exercises.

Note: A final syllabus will be available for download here in late August 2018.

Required Texts (Fall 2018)

John A. Cook and Robert D. Holmstedt. Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.
Note that this textbook includes a significant set of online study aids.
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Takamitsu Muraoka. A Biblical Hebrew Reader: With an Outline Grammar. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.
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Karl Elliger and Willhelm Rudulph, eds. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1997.
Optional for HB 2201 (Fall 2018), required for HB 2202 (Winter 2019). The student edition (paperback) is more affordable, but the hardcover is significantly more durable.
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