Summer Intensive Biblical Hebrew

Summer 2021:
July 6–Aug 15, M-F 9am-12PM EDT (Online Format)

To register or for more information contact: biblical.hebrew@nyu.edu

Program Website  | Syllabus (Summer 2021)

Students in the summer intensive Introductory Biblical Hebrew sequence learn the fundamentals of Hebrew as this language is employed in the Hebrew Bible. We will begin by studying the rudiments of biblical Hebrew phonology and pronunciation and proceed, over the course of the session, to delve into biblical Hebrew nominal and verbal morphology and syntax through exercises in reading and composition. To facilitate this reading and writing, students will master a broad vocabulary that touches on all areas of life, from agriculture and animal husbandry to theology and politics. By means of these approaches, we will equip ourselves with the essential tools for exploring the fascinating and complex literature of ancient Israel and Judah.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

Handouts & Resources for Teaching Biblical Hebrew

I created a number of handouts for this class that  synthesized information, presented it in different formats, and, at times, drew from other textbooks with clearer explanations of topics. These handouts are all licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Please feel free to download, adapt, and use them with attribution for any non-commercial purpose.