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 translation project demonstrating advanced proficiency in working with Biblical Hebrew.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Theology

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed subject THP405 Biblical Hebrew 3 as this is a paired subject and shares similar content.

Prerequisites

THL241

Subject Relationships

THL241 Prerequisite subject
THP405 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

THP405

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in Biblical Hebrew grammar and vocabulary;
  • be able to demonstrate facility in translating Biblical Hebrew prose and poetic 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 use of the critical apparatus in critical editions of the Hebrew Bible;
  • be able to demonstrate engagement with critical scholarship; and
  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning, including well developed research, writing and communication skills.

Syllabus

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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THL306 in Session 1 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Report on hebrew literary devices
20
2
Applied research on hebrew linguistics
20
3
Completed translations
20
4
The translation committee interactive oral
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: March 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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