THL306 Biblical Hebrew 3 (8)

This subject consolidates the studies completed in Biblical Hebrew 1 and 2. It entails a close examination of the grammatical and literary qualities of selected passages from the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as well as the completion of a substantial critical project demonstrating advanced proficiency in working with Biblical Hebrew.

Subject Outlines
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* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
Online *
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THL306. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Theology



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in Biblical Hebrew grammar
  • be able to demonstrate the acquisition of an advanced vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew
  • be able to demonstrate facility in translating Biblical Hebrew texts
  • be able to demonstrate familiarity with linguistic and literary features of Biblical Hebrew
  • be able to demonstrate advanced skills in translation, including an ability to discuss critical issues involved in translation choices
  • be able to demonstrate rapid translation of Biblical Hebrew narrative
  • be able to demonstrate translation of Biblical Hebrew poetry
  • be able to demonstrate advanced use of the critical apparatus in critical editions of the Hebrew Bible
  • be able to demonstrate engagement with critical scholarship
  • demonstrate self-guided learning, including advanced research, writing and communication skills


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Vocabulary for advanced Biblical Hebrew
  • Advanced grammar and linguistic studies
  • Complex phrase and clause structures
  • Complex numbers
  • Literary features of narrative and poetry in Biblical Hebrew
  • Diachronic features of Biblical Hebrew and its relationship to cognate languages
  • Typology of discourse structures in Biblical Hebrew
  • Contextual dimensions of the translation process
  • Advanced reading and translation exercises
  • Critical project involving substantial translation work

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Optional Residential School.

The purpose of this residential school is to provide students with the fundamental linguistic skills needed for the successful completion of this subject.

Activitives to be undertaken include guided spoken exercises, lectures, tutorial presentations, and tests.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.