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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Biblical Hebrew 201)


Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
December 2004 - Present
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Reading and Writing - To prepare for the examination, candidates must be able to recognize and employ more sophisticated features of Biblical Hebrew including grammatical effects of the weak letters heh and alef, the pausal form, repetition and emphasis, the implied "to be," irregular verb conjugation, irregular infinitives, amalgamation, the poetic heh, the mapik heh, regular and irregular passive participles, the infinitive construct, infinitives with noun endings, the infinitive absolute in imperatives and continuous actions, and noun formation from verbs.


Proficiency exam: The proficiency examination process measures a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through other learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. Major content areas include: a wide range of grammatical structures; an intermediate level vocabulary sufficient to understand biblical (prose and poetic) passages; recognition of the shoresh: verbal morphology (reversal): paradigms of the binyanim, completing verb charts for irregular verbs into the three tenses for both genders and all persons - singular and plural. NOTE: Candidates are only eligible to take the Intermediate Biblical Hebrew exam upon passing the Elementary Biblical Hebrew exam or after successful completion of an elementary course in Biblical Hebrew.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 8 semester hours in Hebrew (5/05) (3/12 revalidation) (3/17 revalidation) (3/22 revalidation). NOTE: A discrete credit recommendation has been established for each language proficiency examination. Some academic institutions may limit the amount of credit that students may earn in this subject area due to certain degree requirements.