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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

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (BIH 202)

Formerly Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Biblical Hebrew 202)

Version 1 and 2: Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

Version 1: October 2010 - July 2021. Version 2: August 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew; conjugate common verbs (regular and irregular) in the past, present, and future tenses; correctly add direct-object suffixes to verbs; identify common nouns and correctly add suffixes indicating possession to nouns; identify many prepositions; pronouns; interrogatives; adjectives; adverbs; and explain how the Hebrew language handles numbers; translate simple Hebrew Biblical texts; and have limited proficiency in translating simple English sentences to Biblical Hebrew. 


Version 1: The final examination assesses students' ability in Intermediate Biblical Hebrew. Topics include: irregular nouns and verbs; present tense; verb forms; completed present tense; and numbers. Version 2: All of the topics from Version 1, additionally, extra reading assignments covering topics including further exploration into conjugation of common and complex verbs; the ability to identify less common nouns and identify their tense and gender; identify more pronouns, adjectives and adverbs; use of these forms in the original Biblical Hebrew and learn to identify them and further apply them.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (2/11) (3/16 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Biblical Hebrew (8/21 revalidation).