Academic Programs 

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Part II  (LG-571)
Winter/Spring 2005

Continuation of Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Part I. Prerequisite: LG-570 or permission of the instructor. 


Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
Mondays 6:30-8:50 p.m. beginning January 24
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 I 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: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I or equivalent.



Successful students will be able to:

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

(2)    reproduce material in WRITING from ten twenty 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 structure



1. The First Hebrew Primer: Simon Resnikoff Motzkin
2. Handouts (short stories, poetry, exercises, summaries)
3. A students vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic by Larry A Mitchel
4. 501 Hebrew Verbs by  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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