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, www.manorhousebooks.co.uk 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 amazon.co.uk at £32.50 plus postage. I It is also available slightly more cheaply - approx £27 - if you order it via amazon.com (NOT amazon.co.uk).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Biblical Hebrew 1 module 2.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details