Biblical Hebrew 1: module 1

Course Dates: 26/09/19 - 05/12/19
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Rachel Montagu

Learn the basic grammatical structures for reading and translating Biblical Hebrew. Also suitable for those who have a rusty knowledge of the language.


What is the course about?

Taking the first steps to being able to translate the Bible from Hebrew with confidence, understanding what translations are unable to convey.

What will we cover?

Learning to read the aleph bet, nouns - definite article and word pair - and the perfect verb.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- read the Hebrew alphabet
- translate simple phrases.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginner’s course and does not require prior knowledge of Hebrew. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class exercises and discussions. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Students will be expected to read and translate in class, to do some exercises during the week and to learn vocabulary each week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to bring the textbook each week: The First Hebrew Primer Third Edition: The Adult Beginners Path to Biblical Hebrew by Simon Resnikoff and Motzkin, published by EKS, California. The sole importer to the UK is John Trotter, Manor House Books, 80 East End Rd, London N3 2SY, 0208 349 9484.The textbook costs £29.50 from the shop and can also be ordered from them via at £32.50 plus postage. I It is also available slightly more cheaply - approx £27 - if you order it via (NOT

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Biblical Hebrew 1 module 2.

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This is a fascinating course full of interesting insights. It’s hard work though - not for the faint hearted.
I learnt to read Hebrew properly for the first time and I’m beginning to absorb some vocabulary and grammar.
Our teacher has been excellent. She has been kind and patient, making me feel a worthwhile participant.
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Review by Rosie / (Posted on 29/11/2018)
I actually skipped module 1 as I was unwilling to wait for it to come around again but did study modules 2 and 3. We had an amazing teacher. Patient, kind but able to take the whole class forward. She dropped a gem from her own knowledge in almost every week without fail. I found the course challenging but have continued on to Year 2.
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Review by David / (Posted on 06/09/2016)
The course is taught in an small classroom situation, working through the workbook in an open, discursive way. The combination of learning through homework and in-class exercises is a good way of pushing your knowledge, skill and confidence in the language.
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Review by James / (Posted on 23/12/2015)
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Course Code: RH133

Thu, eve, 26 Sep - 05 Dec '19

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £169.00
Concession: £103.00

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