Hebrew A


Rev. Anthony Dean CM
Semester 1, 2020
Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Through lectures and the detailed examination of selected Hebrew texts the student is introduced to the basic morphology and syntax of Biblical Hebrew (Standard Biblical Hebrew). A select vocabulary is to be acquired.

Census Date

Tuesday 17 March 




face-to-face 3-hour weekly classes in semester


  • weekly class tests (10 x 200 words) 30%
  • one 2-hour examination (2,000 words) 40%
  • one 3,000-word Investigation (language) 30% 

Set Text Recommended for Purchase

Kittel, Rudolf, Karl Elliger, and Wilhelm Rudolph, eds. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. 4th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1990.


A recognised mainstream grammar of classical Hebrew.

Access to a dictionary of Classical Hebrew:
  • Clines, David J. A., David M. Stec, and Jacqueline C. R. De Roo. The Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2009.
  • Holladay, William L. and Ludwig Kohler. A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Based Upon the Lexical Work of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner. Leiden: Brill, 1971.
  • Gesenius, Wilhelm. Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar. Edited by Emil Kautzsch and Arthur C. Crowley. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1983.
  • Lambdin, Thomas O. Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1973.
  • Seow, Choon L. A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. Rev. ed. Nashville: Abingdon1995.
  • Vance, Donald R. An Introduction to Classical Hebrew. Boston, MA: Brill, 2004.