The goal of the course is to deepen the knowledge of the Biblical Hebrew acquired during the basic course (Biblical Hebrew 1). It is intended to lead students through the reading and comprehension of Biblical Hebrew narrative (e.g. Genesis 1). Through in-depth examination of the Hebrew verbal sentence, students will improve their proficiency in recognizing the new verb forms and stems that will be encountered in reading.
Course Outline: - Grammar: The Word Order in Verbal Sentences, Interrogative Sentences, the Numerals, the remaining Stems and Perfects not covered in Biblical Hebrew 1. - Qal Imperfect, Imperfects of the remaining stems, Imperfects with Waw Consecutive, Imperative, Infinitive Construct and Infinitive Absolute, Forms of Participles. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to read more complicated sentences from the Hebrew Bible, to translate them, to offer a comment on the grammar forms included in them, as well as understand the basics of the syntactic rules. Students will also demonstrate their ability of interpretation of various possibilities of translations of the texts at the base of the grammar forms and syntactic constructions.
Text Book: Pratico, GARY D.-VAN PELT M.V., Basics of Biblical Hebrew (Grand Rapids, Zondervan 22007); Bibliography: NICCACCI A.-PAZZINI M., Il Rotolo di Rut. Analisi del testo ebraico (Jerusalem/Milano, Franciscan Printing Press/Edizioni Terra Santa 2001).