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Biblical Hebrew: Part 2 – Multiple Languages


Working knowledge of biblical Hebrew is critical to understanding and translating the Old Testament. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced learner, lessons 16–33 of this certificate program can help you become a fluent reader of biblical Hebrew by providing the resources, system, and motivation you need to learn efficiently, retain effectively, and develop fluency during every stage of the language learning process. The goal is not to just learn and retain Hebrew but to be able to actually use it!

Certificate Learning Objectives

  • Vocabulary: Words learned—432 content words (for a total of 792 words; also excludes grammatical words)
  • Language skills:
    1. Reading proficiency: Be able to read simplified biblical texts without the aid of a dictionary and with a fair degree of fluency (about 100 words per minute)
    2. Writing proficiency: Can construct complex sentences and write simple stories
    3. Listening proficiency: Can listen to and understand simplified biblical texts without the aid of a dictionary 
    4. Speaking proficiency: Can construct complex sentences and tell simple stories
  • Grammar Knowledge:
    1. Morphology: Form and parse regular noun suffixes, irregular forms of Pa’al and Hiphil verbs, regular Piel and Niphal verbs, most prepositions, determiners, quantifiers, and conjunctions, and some adjectives
    2. Syntax: How and why word order is affected by verbal forms, the ordering of different quantifiers, particles, and determiners, the structure of common conjunctions and how their interpretation relates to their structure
    3. Semantics: Most uses of the verbal forms are described using the semantic categories of tense, aspect, mood, and modality; most uses of the construct, dative, and accusative; the basic semantics of scalar adjectives; knowledge of the functions of less common particles, prepositions, and conjunctions

Note: These skills will vary from student to student, depending on whether they concentrate on speaking, writing, listening, or reading. There are opportunities to practice all of these skills within the application, but it is up to the students to focus on what they deem to be most necessary.

Before registering for this course, you will need to have completed Biblical Hebrew: Part 1 to interact and identify with the material discussed in this course.


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