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Biblical Hebrew 3


Admission requirements

Biblical Hebrew II or the equivalent (please get in touch with the course leader if you are in doubt).


In this course, we will engage more deeply with the grammar of Classical Hebrew; we will do this by analysing selected texts for their grammatical features as well as by writing some texts in Classical Hebrew ourselves (both through translation and through composition from scratch)

Course objectives

Students who have completed this course will deepen their understanding of the historical layering of the grammar of Classical Hebrew as well as grasped some of the challenges that authors of later biblical texts were facing when they were trying to emulate the styles of earlier texts. Students will also improve their appreciation of artistic and literary features of both prose and poetic texts.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method


10% Participation
10% Translation of text into Hebrew
10% Composition of text in Hebrew
70% Essay/ Paper


The final mark for the course will be determined by using the weighted average of these four marks.


Should the overall mark be unsatisfactory, the paper is to be revised after consultation with the teacher.

Essay feedback tutorials will be offered (students who would like one, should request it from the the lecturer).

Reading list

Literature will be shared in class.


Enrolment through My Studymap is mandatory.


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Vrieshof