Course: The Hebrew Language 1

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Course title The Hebrew Language 1
Course code KTEO/KHEB1
Organizational form of instruction Not filled in
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Mackerle Adam, doc. ThLic. Th.D.
Course content
1. Writing and pronunciation 2. Substsantives and Adjectives 3. Genitive constructions 4. Nominal clauses, use of adjectives Pronomina 5. Pronominal suffixes 6. Verbs. Perfect 7. Imperfect 8. Narrative imperfect

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The main aim of this course is to learn the basics of Old Hebrew grammar. The course is based on three biblical texts: 2Samuel 10-12; Jonah; Ruth. In the first semester, the students will learn the writing and pronunciation, the substantives, adjectives, pronomina and most common verbal forms like perfect and imperfect. From the hebrew syntax they will study the nominal clause.
After the first semester, the student will know the basic grammar of Ancient (Biblical) Hebrew and (s)he will be ready for starting the second semester of study.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

The student will find all the material needed in the Moodle e-learning system. The requirements are: (1) Regular study, attendace at the lectures, and home works; (2) doing the tests in Moodle in due time. (3) final written test an the conclusion of the semester. The student must be successful at 75 %. 70 % is formed by the final written test, 30 % by the tests in Moodle.
Recommended literature
  • Holmstedt, Robert. Ruth : a handbook on the Hebrew text. Waco Texas, 2010. ISBN 978-1-932792-91-1.
  • Klíma, O.; Segert, S.:. Mluvnice hebrejštiny a aramejštiny. Praha, 1956.
  • Mikulicová, M.:. Základy starozákonní hebrejštiny. Praha, Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0544-9.
  • Pípal, B.:. Hebrejsko-český slovník ke Starému zákonu. Praha, Kalich, 1997. ISBN 80-7017-121-9.
  • W. Dennis Tucker, Jr. Jonah: a handbook on the Hebrew text. Waco, Texas, 2006. ISBN 1-932792-66-X.
  • Weingreen, J. Učebnice bibl. hebrejštiny. Jenni, E.: Lehrbuch der hebr. Sprache..
  • Wonneberger, R. UnderstandingBHS : a manual for the users of Biblia hebraica Stuttgartensia. Roma, 2001. ISBN 88-7653-578-0.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter