LgJ404 Biblical Hebrew IV

Faculty of Arts
Spring 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 10:00–10:50 VP, Thu 11:00–11:50 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: 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 fourth semester oft he course, which aims to provide a basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew, serves to understand the biblical text in view of its correct interpretation. Advanced language knowledge is practiced by translating text, and is then compared with translation into contemporary Hebrew. The part IV introduces the basics of exegesis of biblical text, extends the knowledge of flexion of irregular verbs and concludes the interpretation of Biblical Hebrew syntax. The aim of this course is to deepen and consolidate the already discussed grammatical structures and read more complex narrative and lyrical texts. Equally important is the linguistic and historical and cultural contextualization of the discussed topics.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, the student will be able: Deepening of morphology: • irregular verb • Verbs with alef • Verbs with nun • Verbs with nun • Verbs with laryngals • Adjectives • Passive verb classes • Defective verbs
  • The lessons will be divided into grammatical and literary part: • irregular verb • Verbs with alef • Verbs with nun • Verbs with nun • Verbs with laryngals • Adjectives • Passive verb classes • Defective verbs
  • Klíma, Otakar - Segert, Stanislav. Mluvnice hebrejštiny a aramejštiny.Praha : Nakladatelství ČSAV, 1956.
  • 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.
  • WEINGREEN, J. Učebnice biblické hebrejštiny. Translated by Mlada Mikulicová - Josef Hermach. 1. čes. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1997. 357 s. ISBN 8071843458.
  • Wilhelm Gesenius, Hebräische Grammatik, 28. Auflage (Neubearbeitung durch Emil Kautzsch), Vogel, Leipzig 1909:
  • 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.
  • Pípal, Blahoslav. Hebrejsko-český slovník ke Starému zákonu. Skriptum Komenského bohoslovecké fakulty, Praha : ÚCN - Kalich, 1974.
Teaching methods
The course will include an explanation of advanced grammar of Biblical Hebrew, reading and interpretation of literary texts. There will be frequent discussions and group work with translations.
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 Spring 2021.
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