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Biblical Hebrew 2


Admission requirements

Biblical Hebrew 1 (or equivalent knowledge, to the discretion of the teacher. Biblical Hebrew 2 is a requirement for participation in Biblical Hebrew 3.


By means of reading of advanced Biblical Hebrew (prose, poetry, prophecy) the students are made familiar with the finer points of Biblical Hebrew grammar.

Course objectives

  • Advanced knowledge of Biblical Hebrew grammar

  • Ability to read and grammatically analyse advanced Biblical Hebrew prosaic, poetic and prophetic texts.

  • Ability to use relevant literature (dictionaries, commentaries, grammars)


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Seminar with obligatory attendance.

Assessment method

The final grade is determined by the written interim test towards the end of the semester (40%) and an oral examination at the end of the semester (60%). There is one single oral resit (100%).

Reading list

Biblia Hebraica Stuttartensia;

  • J.P. Lettinga, Grammatica van het Bijbels Hebreeuws (12e herz. ed. door M.F.J. Baasten & W.Th. van Peursen; Leiden/Boston 2012) en M.F.J. Baasten & W.Th. van Peursen, Leerboek van het Bijbels Hebreeuws (Leiden/Boston 2012) [N.B. Older versions of Lettinga are not suitable].


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