RLB112 Hebrew I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Simona Pöder Innerhofer, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jana Valová
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Sedlářová
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Thu 8:00–9:40 D22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 11/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the two-semester course is to train the students to achieve the level of biblical Hebrew. The course is focused on work with terms and the ability of their correct reading and transcription. During the first semester the students will learn the Hebrew script, system of writing vowels and consonants and other rules of reading. The students work with a vocalized text, further basic principles of morphology and syntax will be studied.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able
- to read vocalized Hebrew terms and senteces ;
- to search in a dictionnary for non-vocalized terms and transcribe them;
- to use basic vocabulary;
- to distinguish Masoretic corrections of the text;
- to use basic grammatical rules;
- to identify the verbal root and derive meanings of other words from it.
  • Biblical Hebrew in the context of other Semitic languages, preserved texts.
  • Hebrew alphabet, system of vocalization, system of Masoretic corrections of the text (k´tiv and k´re), tetragram.
  • Furhter signs and rules of reading of text (dagesh, sh´va, mapik, makef...).
  • Sylablle and accent.
  • Particles.
  • Inseparable preposition and the conjunction "and" and their vocalization.
  • Genus and number.
  • Personal pronoun, demonstrative.
  • Genitive case.
    required literature
  • WEINGREEN, J. Učebnice biblické hebrejštiny. Translated by Mlada Mikulicová - Josef Hermach. 1. čes. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1997. 357 s. ISBN 8071843458. info
  • Pracovní listy k osvojení četby; k dispozici u vyučujícího
    recommended literature
  • PRUDKÝ, Martin. Cvičebnice biblické hebrejštiny. 1. vyd. Praha: Scriptum, 1992. 334 s. ISBN 80-85528-17-7. info
  • Klíma, Otakar - Segert, Stanislav. Mluvnice hebrejštiny a aramejštiny.Praha : Nakladatelství ČSAV, 1956.
  • PÍPAL, Blahoslav. Hebrejsko-český slovník ke Starému zákonu. Vyd. 4. Praha: Kalich, 2006. 188 s. ISBN 8070170298. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical explanation of grammatical rules, readings, translation, homeworks.
Assessment methods
Written final test (max. is 72 point, fo successful completing of the course min. 43 point are necessary). The test represents 100% of overall assesment. The students are required to do homeworks during the semester - readings and translations.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020.
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