Academic Programs 


Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, Part I   (LG-572)
  Fall 2005

The goal of this course is to gain a deeper understanding of the structure of Biblical Hebrew and the complexities in the language; by the end of the course students will be able to work extensively with texts in the Hebrew Bible. Prerequisite: LG-570 and LG-571 or permission of the instructor.


Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9:20 p.m., beginning September 14  


Levana Polate
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Principal Lecturer in Modern Languages and International Studies, Trinity College

Contact Information:
(860) 509-9500


Course Syllabus

This course is a continuation of elementary Biblical Hebrew II with emphasis on Hebrew grammar and necessary vocabulary and morphology in preparation for translation of biblical prose.  Selected readings in the Hebrew Bible with stress on increasing text complexity

Prerequisite:  Elementary Biblical Hebrew II or equivalent.



Successful students will be able to:

(1)   READ and comprehend longer and more complex biblical passages,

(2)   reproduce material in WRITING, from twenty to forty lines, about selected     subjects chosen from classical Hebrew,

(3)   develop their LISTENING skills by comprehending reading from the course material,

(4)    use and analyze GRAMMATICAL COMPONENTS  of the assigned material, and be familiar with Hebrew verbs, syntax structure 



1. HA-YESOD. FUNDAMENTALS OF HEBREW. Luba Uveeler and Norman M. Bronznick

2. Handouts (short stories, poetry, exercises, summaries)

3. A students vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic,  Larry A Mitchel

4. 501 Hebrew Verbs, Shmuel Bolozky

5. Selected Websites


The semester grade will be based on the following:

1. Homework                                                                 25%    
2. Class Participation                                                     20%
3. Weekly Written and/or Oral Quizzes                           15%
4. Mid Term Exam                                                         20%      
5. Final Exam                                                                20%


NOTE:    Students are expected to attend all classes and  will be held responsible for the information they contain.  Make-up quizzes and exams are generally given only in the event that the student has a written excuse for missing the class from a physician or the Deanís office.  Students are required to come prepared for each class session.  Preparation may include reading, writing or oral homework assignments from the text  or handouts as well as language laboratory assignments. Late homework will be penalized. 


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