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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (Biblical Hebrew 201)


Varies; self-study format.

Various; distance learning format.
October 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew; correctly conjugate some common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, future, and imperative tenses; correctly add direct-object suffixes to verbs; identify common nouns and correctly add suffixes indicating possession to those nouns; master a vocabulary of approximately 125 Hebrew words; and correctly translate simple Hebrew sentences into English and simple English sentences into Hebrew.


The final proficiency examination assesses students' ability to understand Introductory Biblical Hebrew. Topics include: common nouns and verbs; past, future, and imperative tenses; noun-verb agreement; adjectives; adjective-noun agreement; prepositions; and direct-object endings to prepositions.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (2/11) (3/16 revalidation).