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Language Course

Biblical Hebrew

Overview

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.

In this course students will be fully immersed into the language from the very first lesson in all four major linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The only language to be used in the classroom from the first moment will be Biblical Hebrew: verses from the Bible will be introduced from the beginning stages of the course, analyzed and discussed in Hebrew. Students will command each other in biblical Hebrew, as if they were King Solomon himself!

No prior knowledge is expected from the students, as the alphabet, grammar and vocabulary will be gradually taught and assimilated.

The Bible opens up to us a world deeply rooted in human history, sometimes very different from ours, often difficult to understand. It is one of the aims of this course, to get the students acquainted not only with this ancient language, but also with biblical civilization: the geography of ancient Israel and the ancient Near East, basic concepts, beliefs and practices of the ancient Israelites, their social structures, their kings, prophets, judges and priests, their genealogies, as well as their enemies.

As the Hebrew Bible is considered by Jews and Christians to be inspired by God, these texts will be studied with the utmost respect to the faith of each one.

By the end of the 5th semester (a total of 300 academic hours) students are expected to be able to handle a text of classical prose without an excessive use of a dictionary.

The textbook used in this course was written especially for these purposes by Eyal Nahum.

Enrollment

Closed

Program Dates

Feb 27 – Jun 30, 2020

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem

Program Term

Courses

Level II

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 14:00-16:45

Tuition

ILS 2,150 / Semester

Level V

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:15-12:45

Tuition

ILS 1,650 / Semester

Readings

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Schedule

March 5, 12, 26 | April 16, 30 | May 7, 14, 26 | June 4, 11 Thursdays, 17:45-20:00 (+ Tuesday, May 26th, 17:45-20:00)

Tuition

ILS 1,050

More Information

Course Prerequisite: Completion of Biblical Hebrew V

How to Apply
Fees

Admissions

To be admitted, please follow the application procedure.

  • Fill out an application form
    Online, by email, or in person.
  • Pay the registration fee upon being accepted.
    This fee is part of the total tuition fee, paid to reserve a seat in the course.

Fees

Registration Fee

ILS 350

Students who have been accepted to a program will be asked to confirm their attendance by paying the registration fee which is part of the total tuition fee for the academic year when they begin their studies.

Early Registration Discount

ILS 200

Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by February 10, 2020.

Tuition Fee
Level IILevel VReadings
ILS 2,150 / semesterILS 1,650 / semesterILS 1,050