Near Eastern Languages and Cultures | Biblical Hebrew I
N471 | 3686 | Staff


This course will introduce you to the language, grammar, and
vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament). No prior knowledge
of Hebrew is assumed! The course begins with the Hebrew alphabet and
systematically works through a standard textbook. The exercises in
the textbook are based on selections from the Hebrew Bible, so that
very soon students will start to get comfortable with biblical style
vocabulary. Readings from the Bible will be introduced, as mastery is
gradually gained. The course can be counted toward the major in Near
Eastern Languages and Cultures and/or toward the area certificate and
major in Jewish Studies. Under certain circumstances, six hours of
Biblical Hebrew may also be counted toward a Religious Studies major.
It cannot be guaranteed that more than two semesters of Biblical
Hebrew will be taught in sequence.