Biblical Hebrew 1: module 1

Course Dates: 18/01/24 - 21/03/24
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: Online
Learn the basic grammatical structures for reading and translating Biblical Hebrew. Also suitable for those who have a rusty knowledge of the language.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Biblical Hebrew 1: module 1
  • Course Code: RH203
  • Dates: 18/01/24 - 21/03/24
  • Time: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Taught: Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Rachel Montagu

Course Code: RH203

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Thu, day, 18 Jan - 21 Mar '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Taking the first steps to being able to translate the Bible from Hebrew with confidence, understanding what translations are unable to convey.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The Hebrew letters, definite article, ‘and’, prepositions, perfect verb and word pair.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- read Hebrew letters
- translate simple phrases
- recognise some noun forms and perfect verbs.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginner’s course and does not require prior knowledge of Hebrew. As this course is taught in English, please read the outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
If you have never studied grammar before, you may benefit from attending a Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction at the Citylit (RL674).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Students will be expected to read and translate in class, working from the textbook and from the tutor’s worksheets. They will be expected to do some exercises during the week to help commit the material studied to memory and to learn vocabulary each week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to bring the textbook each week: The First Hebrew Primer Third Edition: The Adult Beginners Path to Biblical Hebrew by Simon Resnikoff and Motzkin, published by EKS, California. This can be purchased from John Trotter at Manor House Books for £42, and also from Amazon and other online sellers.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Biblical Hebrew 1: module 2.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.