General Objectives: The goal of the course is to deepen the knowledge of the Biblical Hebrew acquired during the basic courses of Biblical Hebrew 1. Study of syntax will be accompanied by selected readings from the Hebrew Bible.
Course Outline: Syntax of the Verb: Structure of the sentence. The criterion of the position of the verb in the sentence. Reading and translation of some selected biblical texts.
Bibliography: Pratico, Gary D. and Van Pelt Miles V. Basics of Biblical Hebrew. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007. Niccacci, Alviero. Syntax of the Verb in Classical Hebrew Prose, JSOTSup 86 (Shefield: JSOT Press, 1990).
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to read and translate selected passages from the Hebrew Bible and to offer comments on the basic syntactic rules.