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Biblical Hebrew


Biblical Hebrew is the language of the Hebrew Bible. Written and composed over centuries during the 1st millennium B.C., the Hebrew Bible is widely considered the greatest literary achievement of the ancient Near East. Written mostly in Hebrew, it covers a vast range of literary genres, and historical accounts. Covering a time span of centuries, a set of beliefs and practices, and unforgettable human figures.


Biblical Hebrew I

Biblical Hebrew II

Biblical Hebrew III (Intensive)

Biblical Hebrew IV

Biblical Hebrew Readings

Biblical Hebrew V

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Philology

Introduction to Hebrew Literature

Introduction to Jewish Sources

Issues in Semitic Languages

Issues in Teaching Ancient Languages

Semitic Palaeography

Speech in Ancient Language

Speech in Biblical Hebrew

Meet the Students

Sarah Pinson

Rouen, France

I decided to continue my studies of Hebrew and Arabic languages in Polis because it’s the only place where I could study both languages at the same time and in a city where students from the whole world meet.

MA in Near Eastern Languages (’20)

Shen Yichen

Wuhan, China

Polis is the only place where the Ancient languages are still living. Located in the Holy Land, the city of the Bible, Polis gives me a chance to go back to the Ancient World, and to meet the thoughts of the ancient saints and sages.

MA in Ancient Philology (’19)

Kelsey Coia

Virginia, US

From my experience as a high school Latin teacher, I was confident that the Polis method was worth serious thought, and now I observe my own language intuition in Ancient Greek growing.

MA in Ancient Philology (’20)

The Faculty