A8530 Introduction to Biblical Languages
- Unit Code & NameA8530 Introduction to Biblical Languages
- DescriptionThis graduate course unit gives an introduction to biblical Hebrew and Greek that will enable students to use various grammatical and lexical tools without requiring a fluency in the language. This will enable them to use with discernment English-language translations for exegesis.
- DisciplineBiblical Studies
- Semester3, 2017
- Delivery ModeOnline
- Lecturer(s) Dr Arseny Ermakov
- Learning ActivitiesSeminars, tutorials, lectures, student presentations
- AssessmentsHebrew tests, Greek tests, word study, exegetical essay
- Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Recognise the alphabet and language structure of biblical Hebrew and Greek
2. Understand the nuances of the grammatical structures of the biblical languages
3. Evaluate English language translations in the light of the various language tools studied
4. Competently utilise an English language translation and various grammatical/lexical tools in exegesis
5. Apply the results of their study to enrich Christian life and ministry
- Text BooksCook, John A. and Holmstedt, Robert D. Beginning Biblical Hebrew. A Grammar and Illustrated Reader. Baker Academic, 2013.
Mounce, William D. Greek for the Rest of Us: Mastering Bible Study without Mastering Biblical Languages. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
Mounce, William D. Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.