What is the course about?
This course will enable you to further your knowledge of Biblical Hebrew grammar and Biblical texts.
What will we cover?
We will cover grammar issues including Polel and Polal verbs and Pause. We will continue to read texts, on alternate weeks, developing translation and independent dictionary research skills. Texts will be the Elijah and Elisha stories from Kings.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-translate Biblical Hebrew verses.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed two terms of Hebrew grammar and translation, recently, or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Class exercises in grammar and translation. Students will be expected to do prepare and review the texts read in class.
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. The sole importer to the UK is John Trotter, Manor House Books, www.manorhousebooks.co.uk 80 East End Rd, London N3 2SY, 0208 349 948. The textbook costs £29.50 from the shop and can also be ordered from them via amazon.co.uk at £32.50 plus postage. It is also available slightly more cheaply - approx £27 - if you order it via amazon.com (NOT amazon.co.uk). The textbook contains almost all the material needed. Other texts will be provided by the teacher.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Biblical Hebrew Advanced, starting in September.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details