(Total of 23 credits)
Modern Hebrew course at the Hebrew University enables students to start reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Hebrew with vocabulary that is common to modern and Biblical Hebrew. (5 credits)
Modified Living Biblical Hebrew methodology enables students to
learn the language by verbally communicating in Biblical Hebrew. (6 credits)
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew is taught by a Hebrew Univ. professor who utilizes also Biblical texts while teaching grammar. He is assisted by a high level TA from JCBT. (6 credits)
Discourse Analysis of Biblical Hebrew. This course concentrates on the finer points of text analysis of the Hebrew Bible. The aim is to help the translators identify stylistic features in the source text, determine their function, and find ways of expressing equivalent meaning in the receptor language. (2 credits)
Seminar on Poetical Texts of the Bible: Psalms, Prophets and Proverbs. This practical course aims to give students an increasing appreciation of how Hebrew poetry works and to help them develop their skills in unfolding the layers of meaning embedded in the artistry of many Biblical poetical texts. The students will learn to discover the Biblical world of the authors and their original audiences in order to read the texts through their eyes. Classes will demonstrate how to analyze and synthesize a variety of biblical poems, and students will practice applying these principles and procedures. (4 credits)
Context of Biblical Text: Historical, Geographical, & Cultural Settings.
Through both lectures and 18 days of field studies students are able to experience the land as a visual and experiential “dictionary” of Biblical realities. Translators return home with a rich understanding of the Land that makes their translation more accurate. This advantage cannot be duplicated elsewhere!