HEB 508 • First-Year Biblical Hebrew I
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course, which is the first in a sequence of four courses, introduces students to the nuts and bolts of Biblical Hebrew. Emphasis is placed on learning how to read the Hebrew Bible, and students are introduced to the basic lexicon and grammar of the language. The approach to the texts is analytical, and students are engaged in reading original Biblical materials from the very first day of class. Texts selected for this class are taken from the most revered episodes narrated in the Hebrew Bible, among them the creation story, the tower of Babylon, and the binding of Isaac.
Class attendance and participation: 20% Quizzes: 35% Midterm exam: 15% Homework assignments: 15% Final exam: 15%
Lehmann, Raizen and Hewitt. Biblical Hebrew: An Analytical Introduction. San Antonio: Wings Press A Hebrew Bible in English translation (edition of your choice)