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  • HEB 110 Hebrew 110 

Contact time: 2 lectures per week, 2 discussions per week

Period of presentation: First year, First semester  

Language of tuition: Both Afr and Eng

Credits: 12

Module content: 

Hebrew grammar (1) 

Basic principles of the grammar of classical Hebrew: signs of writing and pronunciation, Hebrew morphology, the nominal and verbal system, basic syntax and vocabulary. Exercise basic competence by means of the analysis and translation of selected passages from the Hebrew Old Testament.

Hebrew grammar (2) 

More advanced principles of the grammar of classical Hebrew: the function of nouns, verbs and particles, the derived formations of the verb. Passages from the Hebrew Old Testament from the basis for exercising academic literacy.

 

  • HEB 120 Hebrew 120 

Prerequisite: HEB 110

Contact time: 2 lectures per week, 2 discussions per week

Period of presentation: First year, Second semester

Language of tuition: Both Afr and Eng

Credits: 12

Module content: 

Hebrew grammar (3) 

Continued study of the Hebrew verbal system: the irregular and weak verbs. Passages from the Hebrew Old Testament from the basis for students’ exercise in academic literacy.

Hebrew texts: Read and comprehend

Read selected texts from the OT, with emphasis on word analysis, basic translation, use of basic aids (dictionary, translations). Evaluation includes translation of unseen passages.

 

  • HEB 210 Hebrew 210 

Prerequisite: HEB 110, 120

Contact time: 2 lectures per week, 1 discussion per week

Period of presentation: Second year, First semester

Language of tuition: Both Afr and Eng

Credits: 16

Module content: 

Hebrew texts – syntax 

Basic syntactical theory and application to selected Hebrew texts.

Hebrew prose – text analysis 

Basic theory of comprehensive text analysis and application to selected OT prose texts.

 

  • HEB 220 Hebrew 220 

Prerequisite: HEB 210

Contact time: 2 lectures per week, 1 discussion per week

Period of presentation: Second year, Second semester

Language of tuition: Both Afr and Eng

Credits: 16

Module content: 

Hebrew poetry – text analysis 

Basic theory of poetic text analysis and application to selected OT poetic texts. Hebrew texts – holistic analysis 

Students are guided towards reading and analysing independently chosen Hebrew texts by application of all knowledge and skills acquired in HEB modules on year level 1 as well as in HEB 210 and 220.

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