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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (HEB 253)


Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
April 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (HEB 253) is a combination of Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I (HEB 251) and Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II (HEB 252). Students will be able to: understand more of the complexities in the language; demonstrate a larger biblical Hebrew vocabulary; understand more phonological features of Hebrew (such as diphthongs); master more advanced grammar, including the weak verbs and all verbal characteristics, such as moods, and the Infinitive (construct and absolute); understand more advanced biblical Hebrew morphology (such as special absolute forms and construct case, irregular endings); be familiar with more detailed syntactical features of biblical Hebrew, such as the different clauses; and read and interpret accurately most of the prose text, as well as a portion of the poetic biblical texts with comprehension and appreciation


The primary goal of the intermediate level is to build upon the principles learned in the elementary level and allow students to advance in Hebrew vocabulary and grammar, verbal forms, and vocabulary, until they become proficient at translating the biblical text beyond the basic level. The course prepares students to use the Hebrew text more competently for exegesis purposes. The course presents students with a larger picture of the language and provides those who do wish to continue to more advance study a very solid basis upon which they can build further, more scholarly study. Topics may include: passive participle; ayin-vav/ayin-yud conjugation; lamed-hey/lamed-yud conjugation; pey-nun/pey-yud-tzadi conjugation; and pey-vav-yud conjugation; ayin-ayin conjugation; pey-aleph conjugation; directive Hey; moods - jussive and cohortative; energic Nun (energicus Nun, modus energicus); and infinitive construct and infinitive absolute and their use.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Biblical or Classical Hebrew (5/10) (5/15 revalidation) (11/22 revalidation). NOTE: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (HEB 253) is a combination of Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I (HEB 251) and Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II (HEB 252).