LgJ403 Biblical Hebrew III

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).
Taught online.
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 12:00–13:40 G31
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: 2/40, only registered: 0/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
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Course objectives
The Part III acquaints students with the special features of some consonants in the syllable, especially laryngals, and applies this knowledge to regular flexions of laryngals. It further deepens the understanding of Hebrew syntax and presents it on reading of more advanced texts. Attention will also be paid to the special verbal modes of cohortative and jussive. The aim of this course is to enable students a more independent reading of 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: • state verbs • negative order • cohortative • jussive • verbal class hitpael • verbal class nifal (mediopasivum) • perfect and imperfect • pronominal suffixes of perfect • pronominal suffixes of imperfect
  • PRUDKÝ, Martin. Cvičebnice biblické hebrejštiny. 1. vyd. Praha: Scriptum, 1992. 334 s. ISBN 80-85528-17-7.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, ISBN 978-3-438-05218-6
Teaching methods
The main part of the course will be dedicated to an explanation of advanced Hebrew grammar by using biblical passages, reading and explanation of terms and their contextualization.
Assessment methods
Text preparation for lessons (interpretation, short translations, reading of materials before the lesson etc.), 60% attendance, presentation on a chosen topic.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2020, recent)
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