LgJ401 Biblical Hebrew I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Simona Pöder Innerhofer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Ondřej Šefčík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Ondřej Šefčík, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Thu 8:00–9:40 VP
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 19/40, only registered: 0/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the Hebrew alphabet and its origin, especially on the cultural-historical background of the ancient Middle East. During the lessons, the students will get acquainted with dictionaries of Biblical Hebrew, scientific textbooks, overviews of Hebrew grammar and electronic aids. Simple vocabulary and morphological and syntactic structures will be emphasized. Another goal is to translate short literary texts with the help of a dictionary. Another goal is to get acquainted with the different types of Hebrew Bibles and dictionaries that will enable students to acquire a basic orientation in the biblical text.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, the student will be able: • recognize the letters of the Hebrew alphabet in both basic and final form • vocalization marks • accents • a particular member • pronunciation of sounds • numerus • genus • status constructus and status absolutus • presentation of 7 verb classes • conjunctions • recognize the word root and derive other words from it
  • The lessons will be divided into grammatical and literary part.
  • Pípal, Blahoslav. Hebrejsko-český slovník ke Starému zákonu. Skriptum Komenského bohoslovecké fakulty, Praha : ÚCN - Kalich, 1974.
  • WEINGREEN, J. Učebnice biblické hebrejštiny. Translated by Mlada Mikulicová - Josef Hermach. 1. čes. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1997. 357 s. ISBN 8071843458.
  • Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, ISBN 978-3-438-05218-6
  • PRUDKÝ, Martin. Cvičebnice biblické hebrejštiny. 1. vyd. Praha: Scriptum, 1992. 334 s. ISBN 80-85528-17-7.
  • Abraham Even-Shoshan. A New Concordance of the Bible (Jerusalem: Kiryat-Sefer), 1990. G. Pratico, M. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew (Grand Rapids: Zondervan), 2004.
  • Klíma, Otakar - Segert, Stanislav. Mluvnice hebrejštiny a aramejštiny.Praha : Nakladatelství ČSAV, 1956.
  • Wilhelm Gesenius, Hebräische Grammatik, 28. Auflage (Neubearbeitung durch Emil Kautzsch), Vogel, Leipzig 1909:
Teaching methods
During the lessons, students will have the opportunity to practise the Hebrew alphabet. Another important part of our sessions will be acquisition of of elementary word stock. The students will be able to derive the root and identify it. There will be frequent discussions and group work with translations.
Assessment methods
Text preparation for lessons (short translations, reading of materials before the lesson etc.), 70% attendance)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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