This course introduces the student to Biblical and Prayer Book Hebrew. Its aims are to teach students the Hebrew alphabet and how to read and write words and sentences in Hebrew, using the modern Sephardic pronunciation. Some common grammatical forms and patterns of Hebrew are introduced through the study of Hebrew prayers found in the Hebrew Bible and Prayer Books from several Jewish traditions. At the end of this course, students are able to read simple Hebrew texts, use a Hebrew-English dictionary and interlinear texts for further study, successfully complete an introductory course in Biblical Hebrew, and participate more fully in Synagogue services.
This is a challenging two-semester introductory course in Biblical Hebrew. Its aim is to teach the student the elements of Biblical Hebrew and all words that occur 50 times or more in the Hebrew Bible. At the end of the course, the student will be able to read and translate the Hebrew Bible with the aid of a dictionary and study aids, follow Synagogue services in the Prayer Book, and be prepared for more advanced intermediate studies.
BEGINNING NEW TESTAMENT GREEK
In this course, the student is introduced to the major grammatical features of New Testament Greek. After learning the alphabet and acquiring a small vocabulary, Greek texts are read by carefully controlling the vocabulary of the texts and presenting new words in small doses. The goals of the course are to equip students with a basic vocabulary and knowledge of New Testament Greek grammar, to provide experience in reading New Testament Greek, and to develop skill in using a New Testament Greek dictionary.
NEW TESTAMENT GREEK
This is a challenging two-semester introductory course. Its objectives are to teach the student New Testament Greek grammar and all words that occur 50 times or more (301 words) in the Greek New Testament. At the end of the course, the student will be able to read the Greek New Testament with the aid of a dictionary, lexical aids, and some support from a standard reference grammar. The class prepares students to use the Greek text of the New Testament for Bible study and sermon preparation and for more advanced intermediate studies.
INTERMEDIATE NEW TESTAMENT GREEK I (THE GOSPEL OF MARK)
The purpose of this course is to extend the student’s knowledge of New Testament Greek. The Greek text of the Gospel of Mark is read and standard reference works such as lexicons, reference grammars, and commentaries are introduced.
INTERMEDIATE N.T. GREEK II (THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS)
The aim of this course is to extend the student’s knowledge of New Testament Greek by reading and discussing the Greek text of the Epistle to the Romans. Standard reference works such as lexicons, reference grammars, and commentaries are used to supplement the study of the original text.