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
Speech in Ancient Language
Speech in Biblical Hebrew
Meet the Students
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)
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)
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)
News & Articles
Why Aquinas was not a Mutakallim
In his article “Why Maimonides was not a Mutakallim”, W. Z. Harvey discusses the nature of The Guide of the Perplexed and confronts Leo Strauss’ interpretation of the Guide and the very foundation of his conception of Judaism. According to Harvey, “Strauss believed that Judaism and Philosophy are irreconcilable, and he believed that this was also Maimonides’ belief”