Hebrew B


Rev. Anthony Dean CM
Semester 2, 2020
Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm

This unit is designed to build on the knowledge of classical Hebrew acquired in AL9101C Hebrew A. The unit will concentrate on the “weak verbs” and a wider knowledge of standard Hebrew nominal forms. It will also give greater attention to further developing the students’ knowledge of Hebrew syntax.

Census Date

Tuesday 18 August 


AL9101C or equivalent


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


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


A recognised mainstream grammar of classical Hebrew.

  • Arnold, Bill T., and John H. Choi. A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Clines, David J. A., ed. The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. 5 vols. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic, 1996.
  • Gesenius, Wilhelm. Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar. Edited by Emil Kautzsch and Arthur C. Crowley. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1983.
  • Joüon, Paul. A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Translated and revised by Takamitsu Muraoka. 2nd ed. Rome: Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2006.
  • Koehler, Ludwig, and Walter Baumgartner. The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Revised by Walter Baumgartner, et al. Edited and translated by M. E. J. Richardson, et al. 5 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1994–2000.
  • Lambdin, Thomas O. Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1973.
  • Seow, Choon L. A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. Rev. ed. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995.
  • Vance, Donald R. An Introduction to Classical Hebrew. Boston, MA: Brill, 2004.
  • Waltke, Bruce K., and Michael P. O’Connor. An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1990.
  • Williams, Ronald J. Hebrew Syntax: An Outline. 2nd ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.