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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I (HEB 251)

Location: 
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length: 

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

Dates: 
April 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand more of the complexities in the language; demonstrate a larger biblical Hebrew vocabulary; understand additional phonological features of Hebrew (such as diphthongs); master more advanced grammar, including the weak verbs and verbal characteristics, such as moods, and the Infinitive; 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 most of the prose text, as well as a portion of the poetic biblical texts with comprehension and appreciation.

Instruction: 

The primary goal of Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I (HEB 251) 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 student to use the Hebrew text more competently for exegesis purposes. Students are  presented with a larger picture of the language and the course provides those who do wish to continue to more advanced 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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Biblical or Classical Hebrew (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

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