Details for Old Testament Hebrew 1

Have you ever wanted to read the bible in its original language? Have you ever wondered about the context, culture and worldview of the Old Testament and how its language contributes to this? Have you wanted to see how a great story telling language works? The study of Old Testament (OT) Hebrew will provide you with these insights. OT Hebrew 1 presents you with the foundational tools, vocabulary and grammar to not only understand OT Hebrew, but also enable you to translate simple OT Hebrew texts into English. Further, by having these tools, you will gain foundational knowledge of the richness, light and shade, and wonder of the story-telling nature of the Hebrew language (which can be hidden in our English translations).

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: ANL101
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Emma Austin

Awards offering Old Testament Hebrew 1

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject enables the student to begin confidently to read/exegete the Masoretic Text, by working through an introductory grammar and examining illustrative texts or textual units.


  1. Demonstrate an elementary working knowledge of biblical Hebrew, including:
    1. ability to identify and write Hebrew alphabet and vowels;
    2. recognise and translate most frequent Hebrew vocabulary;
    3. identify basic Hebrew grammatical forms, including nouns, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns and construct chains;
    4. analyse grammar and syntax of basic Hebrew sentences;
    5. reproduce and translate conjugations in Qal & Niphal verbal stem;
    6. Identify and parse simple verbs in Qal & Niphal stems
  2. Display a knowledge of basic language learning techniques;
  3. Reflect on the benefit of learning biblical Hebrew for the study of the Hebrew Bible;
  4. Read and translate simple portions of the MT, demonstrating working knowledge of sentence structure and basic aspects of syntax.

Subject Content

  1. Basics of Hebrew writing and reading
  2. Hebrew nouns and nominals
  3. Introduction to Hebrew verbs (qal stem)
  4. Sentence syntax
  5. Translation of Old Testament texts

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Quizzes (Cumalative) (30%)
  • Translation Assessment (30%)
  • Final Exam (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Fullilove, William. Introduction to Hebrew: A Guide for Learning and Using Biblical Hebrew. Philipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing Company, 2017

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