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Biblical Hebrew A

AQF: 6 off-campus

SEMESTER 1 2021
Thursday Daytime Unit

LA003-612

This unit is the first step in building a solid framework for engaging with Biblical Hebrew texts in their original language. By completing both Biblical Hebrew A and B (Semester 2), students will be in a position to work directly with the Hebrew scriptures, and to continue translation and exegesis of Old Testament texts. After these units, students will be able to take Old Testament exegesis units in the Hebrew stream.

This semester, after learning how to use the Hebrew script, we will start our journey through the fundamentals of Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Along the way, we'll discuss the context of Biblical Hebrew and its writing system, consider different types of Hebrew literature in the Tanakh, grapple with the art and complexity of modern translation, and introduce various resources that assist us in our exploration of Hebrew texts.

Lecturer: Matt Williams
AQF level: 6
Lecture Mode: off-campus*
Times: Thursdays 2.10pm-3.00pm + 3.05pm-3.55pm
Dates: 11, 18, 25 February; 4, 11, 18 March; 1, 22, 29 April; 6, 20, 27 May; 3 June 2021(Exam period = 10-21 June)​
Credit Points and Costs:
CLA003-612 = 36hrs - ICCS - $1116
LA003-612 = 12cp (1 unit) - DipTh, AssocDeg, BTh, MDiv - $2520
Note: an on-campus* version of this unit will be delivered on Thursday daytime

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*2021 LECTURE MODES:
On-Campus:
 units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers (for Covid safety).
Off-campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.

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