Old Testament Hebrew 3

Old Testament Hebrew 3 builds upon 2 previous units of OT Hebrew. In this unit we will bridge the gap between your foundational basics of OT Hebrew grammar and develop an advanced understanding of OT Hebrew syntax. All the foundational principles that you have learnt in OT Hebrew 1 & 2, or the training wheels of the bike, are no longer needed to prop you up. As together we read, translate, and exegete the OT, you will find yourself riding free and without wobbles, and drawing out the wonder of its original message. As such, this is the unit where all your previous hard work pays off, for reading and translating becomes more effortless, and as such more rewarding.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: ANL301
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Emma Austin


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Old Testament Hebrew 3

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course builds upon 2 previous units of OT Hebrew and aims to bridge the gap between an understanding of OT Hebrew grammar and an advanced understanding of OT Hebrew syntax. This has a view to equipping students for the reading, translation, exegesis and exposition of the OT.


  1. Demonstrate advanced competence in the use of OT Hebrew syntax and acquisition of vocabulary in the Biblical Hebrew narrative texts;
  2. Exegete and explain the issues involved in exegetically difficult passages of the OT;
  3. Translate and exegete advanced passages of the Hebrew OT into idiomatic English;
  4. Apply tools in translation, exegesis and exposition.

Subject Content

  1. Nouns
  2. Adjectives, Numerals & Pronouns
  3. Verbal Stems
  4. Verbal Conjugations & Clauses

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

  • Translation Homework Exercises (20%)
  • Translation Assignment (40%)
  • Exegetical Paper (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Arnold, Bill T. and John H. Choi. A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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