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Biblical Hebrew II (REL208)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Description Further development of skills in reading biblical Hebrew texts and analysing their grammar, including aspects of textual criticism. Representative passages will be selected. On completion, students should be able to read the Old Testament in Hebrew with the assistance of standard aids.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate enough proficiency in the Hebrew language to be able to translate any of the Old Testament texts into English with the help of lexical aids
LO2 Demonstrate proficiency in Hebrew vocabulary to an intermediate level by recalling the most common words in their various forms
LO3 Display skills required to analyse any Hebrew text grammatically, without memory or lexical aids
LO4 Demonstrate the ability to critically interpret Old Testament texts in depth through knowledge of Hebrew.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials: 2 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Students learn through interactive activities in class, including lectures, exercises and focus on selected Biblical Hebrew texts that give practice in translation and analysis of grammar.
Assessment A journal/workbook covering notes on the Hebrew texts, including translation and grammatical comments (40%), quizzes and exercises (10%), and an exam (50%).
Prerequisites REL207 Biblical Hebrew I.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed THE201 Biblical Hebrew II cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
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

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6141
e: S.Boorer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.040 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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