THL241 Biblical Hebrew 2 (8)

This subject builds upon the content covered in Biblical Hebrew 1 to develop further proficiency in Biblical Hebrew. Grammatical, linguistic and literary elements of Biblical Hebrew are studied, and particular attention is given to the translation of extensive portions of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible).

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Canberra Campus
Online
Canberra Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: THL241. 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

Not available to students who have completed subject THL457.

Prerequisites

THL102

Subject Relationships

THL457 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

THL457

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to read and translate complex Biblical Hebrew sentences;
  • be able to demonstrate the acquisition of a substantial vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew;
  • be able to demonstrate a sound grasp of the verb system and all major features of Biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of Biblical Hebrew narrative and poetic texts;
  • be able to complete critical translations of designated Biblical Hebrew texts, making use of the text-critical apparatus of critical editions of the Hebrew Bible; and
  • be able to demonstrate self-guided learning, including sound research, writing and communication skills.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Vocabulary for intermediate Biblical Hebrew
  • Common complex phrase and clause structures
  • Major accents of Biblical Hebrew
  • Literary characteristics of Biblical Hebrew
  • The use of prepositions and other minor parts of speech
  • Verbs and Verbal paradigms
  • Introduction to elementary textual criticism
  • The use of print and digital resources for translation and exegesis
  • Intermediate reading and translation exercises
  • Introduction to Biblia Hebraica Quinta

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of THL241 in Session 2 2020. 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
Quiz 1
5
2
Quiz 2
5
3
Translation of a poetic text
30
4
Quiz 3
5
5
Portfolio of resources
10
6
Quiz 4
5
7
Translation of a narrative text
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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