101-102. Elementary Biblical Hebrew.
Fall and Spring (4,4)
The elements of the Hebrew language with translation of simple narrative passages from the Hebrew Bible.
201. Reading the Bible in Hebrew I.
Fall (3) Prerequisite: HBRW 102.
Review of grammar followed by readings in various genres of Biblical literature. Emphasis on syntax, vocabulary and style of the Hebrew Bible. This course introduces the student to methods of modern biblical interpretation. (Cross listed with RELG 205)
202. Reading the Bible in Hebrew II.
(GER 5) Spring (3) Prerequisite: HBRW 201 or RELG 205.
Further readings and analyses of selected biblical passages. (Cross listed with RELG 206)
490. Topics in Biblical Hebrew.
Spring (3) Prerequisite: HBRW 202 or consent of instructor.
In-depth reading of one or two books of the Hebrew Bible in Hebrew; text-critical questions and research tools, current research on content and composition. Readings will vary; will include both prose and poetry. Course may be repeated if readings differ.