A8560 – Biblical Hebrew (II)

A8560 – Biblical Hebrew (II)

Unit Code


Unit Name

Biblical Hebrew (postgraduate)

Unit Weighting

9 Credit Points

Type of Unit


Prerequisites, corequisites or exclusions


Academic Staff

Professor Rifaat Ebied, FAHA, BA (Hons), Ain Shams University Cairo,
Foundation Professor of Semitic Studies, University of Sydney

Curriculum Objectives

This Course Unit is a continuation of A8510 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. It consolidates and builds on students’ knowledge of Biblical Hebrew, enabling them to translate and exegete Hebrew Biblical texts.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. expand their memorized Hebrew vocabulary
2. recognize more advanced Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax
3. translate, parse and analyse more complex Biblical Hebrew
4. use Biblical Hebrew dictionaries and concordances with greater facility
5. read critical exegetical commentaries on biblical Hebrew texts with greater facility


1. More complex forms of Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax
2. Lexical and grammatical study of selected Hebrew texts
3. Translation of selected Biblical Hebrew texts
4. Independent use of Biblical Hebrew /English dictionaries and concordances



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