Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Benjamin Kantor

University of Texas

Benjamin Kantor


  • Office: CAL 5
  • Office Hours: Monday 12:30-2:00pm, Thursday 1:00-2:30pm


Biblical Hebrew, Historical Hebrew, Hebrew Reading Traditions, Medieval Hebrew Grammarians, Comparative Semitics, Arabic, Comparing Biblical/Arabic Literature, Koine Greek, Biblical Greek


HEB 602C • Intensive Biblical Hebrew I

40520 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm CAL 422

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the language and setting of the Hebrew Bible. Students will read, listen to, speak, and write about the biblical text in its original language, interacting with a variety of narrative prose texts. Class time will be spent activating common biblical vocabulary and grammar through readings and discussion. Preparation for class will include reading, listening, and homework exercises. 


Communicative Biblical Hebrew, CLT, Tel Aviv. Book and CDs.


Class attendance & participation  20%

Quizzes   40%

Homework & presentations    25%

Final exam    15%

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