General Objective: To help students acquire basic skills in reading biblical Hebrew through vocabulary building and the study of grammar. To read a selection of texts from the Hebrew Bible, understanding the original Author’s words and to enjoy the skill of the Bible’s Hebrew poets.
Course Outline: 1. Introduction to the most basic elements of Hebrew grammar with accent on nouns, the “qal stem” of verbs, and sentence structure. 2. Selected readings from the Hebrew Bible. 3. Use of the Hebrew Lexicon and the Bible Works computer program.
Bibliography: BibleWorks 9: Software for Biblical Exegesis & Research. 2011. Norfolk: BibleWorks; Brown, Francis, Samuel Driver, and Charles Briggs. 2005. Hebrew and English Lexicon: With an Appendix Containing the Biblical Aramaic. Peabody: Hendrickson; West, Travis. 2016. Biblical Hebrew: An Interactive Approach. Wilmore: GlossaHouse.