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010003 VO Biblical Hebrew I (2017W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie



Language: German

Examination dates



DI wtl von 03.10.2017 bis 23.01.2018 11.30-13.00 Ort: Hörsaal 46 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8

Begleitend zur Vorlesung wird einmal pro Woche ein Tutorium angeboten. Der Besuch ist nicht verpflichtend, wird aber dringend empfohlen.

DO wtl von 05.10.2017 bis 25.01.2018 18.30-20.00 Ort: Seminarraum 3 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

No knowledge of BIblical Hebrew is required. The course will gradually familiarise students with the Hebrew alphabet, Massorectic vowel theory and basics of nominal and verbal grammar and syntax. Participants will be guided to anaylse and translate easy narrative texts of the Old Testament by themselves.

Assessment and permitted materials

Curriculum 2015: Written exam of 45 minutes; two verses of a simple narrative text, introduction to grammar at the end of winter term.
Curricula prior to 2015: Written exam about the topics of the two lectures of the academic year at the end of summer term. Eight to ten verses of a simple narrative text have to be translated.
Permitted materials: Dictionary and grammar charts.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Analysis and translation of easy Biblical Hebrew texts; command of the basic rules of Hebrew grammar; competence to judge foreign language translations regarding their rendition of the original text.

Examination topics

The course is taught as a combination of the lecture and active participation of the students in class. Additionally, exercises on „Moodle“ are offered. The primary criterion for assessment is the concluding exam at the end of summer term. The first possible date of the exam ist the 26th of June 2018; for further possible exam dates see bibelwissenschaft-ktf.univie.ac.at/studium/pruefungen.

Reading list

P. H. Kelley, Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans 1992)

P.H. Kelley, A Handbook to Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1992)

Cowley, Arthur E., Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar: As edited and enlarged by the late E. Kautzsch, Oxford: Clarendon Press 1963, 2. Engl. ed. repr.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 02, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (11W) D2, (freies) Wahlfach für 020

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