Details for Old Testament Hebrew 2

Old Testament Hebrew 2 builds upon the previous OT Hebrew 1 unit. It will extend your vocabulary and grammar (yes, there are more paradigms to learn!) but this will enable you to read OT Hebrew more easily. Together we will translate many OT Hebrew texts into English – which will bring the text truly alive and make all your effort worth it! So come experience the new revelations that are available when you read the OT in its original language.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: ANL201
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Emma Austin


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Old Testament Hebrew 2

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit provides the elements needed to understand and read Biblical Hebrew.


  1. Demonstrate an intermediate working knowledge of biblical Hebrew, including:
  1. recognise and translate common Hebrew vocabulary;
  2. analyse grammar and syntax of intermediate Hebrew sentences;
  3. recognize and translate participles, volititional verbs, infinitives;
  4. reproduce and translate verbs in Niphal, Piel, Pual, Hiphil, Hophal, Hithpael verbal stems;
  5. identify and parse verbs in all stems, including commonly occurring weak roots.
  1. Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of the syntax of biblical Hebrew evidenced in the ability to exegete more demanding texts;
  2. Use lexical and analytical aids to study the Hebrew Old Testament

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to textual criticism of the Masoretic Text
  2. Circumstantial clauses; particles and prepositions
  3. The verbal system, aspect and tense
  4. Narrative syntax
  5. Hebrew poetry; style and dialects in Archaic Biblical Hebrew (ABH) and Late Biblical Hebrew (LBH)

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.

Required Equipment

Assessment Methods

  • Weekly Tests (20%)
  • Weekly Translations (10%)
  • Translation Assessments (40%)
  • Final Exam (30%)

Prescribed Text

  • Fuller, Russell T. and Kyoungwon Choi. Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: A Beginning Grammar. Invitation to Theological Studies Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2006.

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