Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Ryan Davis


Ph.D. Candidate
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HEB S509 • First-Year Biblical Hebrew II

86725 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 830am-1100am CAL 21

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE NUMBER: HEB 509 COURSE TITLE: First-Year Biblical Hebrew II

SEMESTER/YEAR: Summer 2012

INSTRUCTOR NAME & RANK: Ryan Davis

CROSS-LISTINGS: n/a PREVIOUS TITLE/COURSE NUMBER: n/a

DESCRIPTION

This course is the second in a sequence of two courses that aim to help students develop the ability to read the Bible in Hebrew. Students will read, listen to, speak, and write about the biblical text in its original language. We will read narrative texts from various parts of the Hebrew Bible, including some of the most revered episodes: the creation story, the tower of Babylon, the binding of Isaac, etc. Class time will be spent activating common biblical vocabulary and reading and discussing texts. Preparation for class will include reading, listening, and homework exercises.

TEXTS/READINGS
Hackett, Jo Ann. A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2010.

GRADING POLICY
Class attendance & participation: 20% Quizzes: 40% Homework & presentations: 25% Final exam: 15%

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