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DR2056: HEBREW LANGUAGE III (2017-2018)

Last modified: 24 May 2018 11:11

Course Overview

This course is the first part of a two-course sequence over two semesters of study (Hebrew Language III-IV). It is designed to deepen the knowledge of Hebrew grammar and syntax acquired at Level 1 (Hebrew Language I-II) and to apply it to the translation and interpretation of selected prose texts of the Hebrew Bible.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Joachim Schaper

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of DR1525 Hebrew Language 2 (Passed) or DR1533 Religion at Ground Zero:Theo'L Responses to Terror,War & Nat Disasters (Passed) or DR1536 Hebrew Language 2 (Passed)
  • Either Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied) or Master of Theology in Biblical Studies (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR3073 Exergis of Texts from Hebrew Bible (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will build on the acquisition of Hebrew grammar and syntax at Level 1 and will involve the translation and interpretation of selected prose texts of the Hebrew Bible.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); translation exercises (40%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students will be required to translate portions of the text and comment on grammatical and translation issues in class. These contribution will be subject to informal formative assessment.


Oral feedback will be provided on informal formative assessment and written feedback summative continuous assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes


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