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010003 VO Biblical Hebrew I (2020W)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


Language: German

Examination dates



Termine der Lehrveranstaltung:
UPDATE 2.11.2020: Ab 3.11. findet die VO nur mehr digital in Moodle über BigBlueButton statt. KEINE PRÄSENZLEHRE MEHR.

DI wtl von 06.10.2020 bis 26.01.2021 11.30-13.00 Ort: Seminarraum 5 (Kath) Schenkenstraße 1.OG + Hybride Lehre
Die Vorlesung ist als Präsenzlehrveranstaltung geplant. Allerdings sind die Plätze im SE-Raum 5 beschränkt. Daher wird es zusätzlich Möglichkeiten geben, die LV via Moodle zu absolvieren. Sollten sich die Vorgaben aufgrund von strengeren Maßnahmen gegen die Verbreitung des Corona-Virus ändern, findet die LV via Moodle (BigBlueButton) statt.

Termine des Tutoriums:
DO wtl von 08.10.2020 bis 21.01.2021 11.30-13.00 Ort: Seminarraum 7 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5


Aims, contents and method of the course

Registration via u: space is possible from 01/09/2019 to 30/06/2020.

No knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is required. The course will gradually familiarise students with the Hebrew alphabet, Masoretic vowel theory and basics of nominal and verbal grammar and syntax. Participants will be guided to analyse 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 will 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 essential 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. There is also a tutorial supporting the course ("Biblisches Hebräisch 1 - Tutorial, Thursdays"). Attendance is strongly recommended.

Reading list

Heinz-Dieter Neef, Arbeitsbuch Hebräisch : Materialien, Beispiele und Übungen zum Biblisch-Hebräisch, Tübingen, 6. Aufl. 2015.

PONS Kompaktwörterbuch Althebräisch: Althebräisch-Deutsch: 10.000 Stichwörter und Wendungen (2006).

Association in the course directory

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

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