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Ancient Hebrew - Basic Course - RETA9300
Title: SZP-Ancient Hebrew - Basic Course
Guaranteed by: Department of Old Testament Studies (27-SZ)
Faculty: Protestant Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 8
E-Credits: 8
Examination process: winter s.:
Number of self-study hours: 100 [hours/semester]
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/100, C [HS]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: RETN9300
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Petr Sláma, Ph.D.
prof. Martin Prudký, Dr.
doc. Mgr. Jan Rückl, Ph.D.
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Vančová (01.06.2020)
An intensive course of Biblical Hebrew for beginners consisting of four weeks studying Hebrew. The objective of
the course is to learn to read and translate a Hebrew text of medium difficulty with the assistance of a dictionary.
During the course, the following aspects are focused on:
– The Hebrew alphabet and its vocalisation
– The noun system, its determination by a definite article or by a suffix
– Proclitic prepositions
– Adnominal genitives
– Numbers
– The regular verb including its sevenfold system of linguistic stems.
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Vančová (01.06.2020)

KOEHLER, L. and BAUGARTNER, W. The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament I-V, Leiden 1994-2000 (in BibleWorks).

BROWN, Francis and DRIVER, S. R. and BRIGGS, Charles. Hebrew and English Lexicon, Peabody, 1979.

WEINGREEN, Jacob. A Practical Grammar of Classical Hebrew, New York, 1959.

JOOSTEN, Jan. The Verbal System of Biblical Hebrew: A New Synthesis Elaborated on the Basis of Classical Prose, Jerusalem, 2012.

JOÜON, Paul and MURAOKA, Takamitsu. A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, Roma, 1991.

SCHNEIDER, Wolfgang. Grammatik des Biblischen Hebräisch, 2001.

BUSHELL, Michael S. and TAN, Michael D. and WEAVER, Glenn L. BibleWorks for Windows, version 7, Norfolk, VA, 2005.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Mgr. Eliška Vančová (01.06.2020)

Regular preparation for the lessons and completion of the tasks assigned.

In order to pass the course students have to pass a written test and an oral test.

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