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Biblical Hebrew I (REL207)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Description This unit introduces students to Biblical Hebrew, its vocabulary, grammar and syntax. On completion of this unit students should be able to recognise the more common grammatical structures and vocabulary of the language of the Old Testament.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate knowledge of the basic features of Hebrew grammar
LO2 Demonstrate knowledge of a basic Hebrew vocabulary, consisting of the 200 most frequently occurring words in the Hebrew Bible
LO3 Display skills required to translate selected texts from the Hebrew Bible, and to analyse them grammatically, without memory or lexical aids
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials: 2 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Students learn through interactive activities in class, including lectures, exercises that give practice in translation and analysis of grammar.
Assessment The assessment consists of weekly exercises and short quizzes on vocabulary and grammar (10%), two supervised tests (on translation and grammar, 25% each = 50%) and a final exam (on translation and grammar, 40%).
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Divinity (MDiv) [New in 2014]
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Appears in these Minors Religion
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Suzanne Boorer
Senior Lecturer Old Testament

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t: 9360 6141
e: S.Boorer@murdoch.edu.au
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