Biblical Hebrew A
SEMESTER 1 2023
Thursday Daytime Unit
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: 6/8
Lecture Mode: on-campus*
Times: Thursdays 2.20pm–3.10pm + 3.15pm–4.05pm + 4.10pm–5.00pm
Dates: 9, 16, 23 February; 9, 16, 23 March; 27 April; 4, 11, 25 May; 1, 8 June 2023 (Exam period = 19-26 June)
Location: Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
Credit Points and Costs:
CLA003 = 36hrs - ICCS
LA003-612 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - DipTh, BTh, BDiv
LA003-812 = 12 credit points (1 unit) - MMin, MDiv, MTS
AQF unit levels 5-7 (12 credit points) = $2,679 (Overseas student = $3,087)
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,802 (Overseas student = $3,228)
For further details see Costs
On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only
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 and off-campus concurrently.