Hebrew A


Rev. Anthony Dean CM
Not offered in 2020

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.




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.