HEBR-BIB 103 — ELEMENTARY BIBLICAL HEBREW, I

4 credits.

Introduction to the language of the Hebrew Bible (first semester of Biblical Hebrew). Serves as basis for later forms of Classical Hebrew.

HEBR-BIB 104 — ELEMENTARY BIBLICAL HEBREW, II

4 credits.

Second semester of Biblical Hebrew. Continuation of Hebrew 103.

HEBR-BIB 303 — ELEMENTARY BIBLICAL HEBREW, I

3 credits.

Introduction to the language of the Hebrew Bible (first semester of Biblical Hebrew). Serves as basis for later forms of Classical Hebrew. Students may not enroll in both Hebrew-Biblical 103 and 303.

HEBR-BIB 304 — ELEMENTARY BIBLICAL HEBREW, II

3 credits.

Second semester of Biblical Hebrew. Continuation of Hebrew-Biblical 303. Students may not enroll in both Hebrew-Biblical 104 and 304.

HEBR-BIB 323 — INTERMEDIATE BIBLICAL HEBREW, I

4 credits.

Third semester of Biblical Hebrew. Review of grammar, introduction to reading narrative texts.

HEBR-BIB 324 — INTERMEDIATE BIBLICAL HEBREW, II

4 credits.

Fourth semester of Biblical Hebrew. Continuation of 323.

HEBR-BIB/​CLASSICS/​JEWISH/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  332 — PROPHETS OF THE BIBLE

4 credits.

An introduction to the thought, literature, and history of the prophets of ancient Israel (in English).

HEBR-BIB/​JEWISH  452 — BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

2 credits.

Continuation of 451.

HEBR-BIB/​JEWISH  513 — BIBLICAL TEXTS, POETRY

3 credits.

Critical reading of selected texts from the Minor Prophets and the Writings.

HEBR-BIB/​JEWISH  514 — BIBLICAL TEXTS, POETRY

3 credits.

Continuation of 513.

HEBR-BIB 641 — THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL

3 credits.

Philological and literary study of the Hebrew text. Readings in the ancient translations.

HEBR-BIB 700 — ADVANCED NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES

3 credits.

Provides graduate-level instruction in languages required for research in the literature, history, and culture of the Ancient Near East. Languages typically offered include Akkadian, Phoenician, Sumerian, Hittite, and Egyptian.

HEBR-BIB 701 — ARAMAIC I

3 credits.

Grammar and readings in Biblical Aramaic (Daniel, Ezra).

HEBR-BIB 702 — ARAMAIC II

3 credits.

Selections from non-biblical Aramaic texts: Inscriptions, Elephentine letters, Ahiqar, Targumim.

HEBR-BIB 703 — UGARITIC TEXTS

3 credits.

Readings in mythological, administrative, and epistolary texts from Ras Shamra-Ugarit.

HEBR-BIB 704 — CANAANITE DIALECTS

3 credits.

Phoenician, Punic, Moabite, and Hebrew epigraphic texts.

HEBR-BIB 705 — SYRIAC I

3 credits.

Syriac grammar and reading.

HEBR-BIB 706 — SYRIAC II

3 credits.

Readings in Peshitta, literary texts.

HEBR-BIB 723 — CLASSICAL HEBREW LINGUISTICS: HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE

3 credits.

The phonology, morphology and syntax of biblical Hebrew; viewed from historical and descriptive linguistic perspectives.

HEBR-BIB 743 — PENTATEUCHAL NARRATIVES

3 credits.

Philological and literary study of the Hebrew narratives in Genesis through Deuteronomy, with readings in the ancient translations.

HEBR-BIB 744 — PENTATEUCHAL LEGAL CODES

3 credits.

A philological and comparative study, in Hebrew, of legal codes embedded in the narratives of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy.

HEBR-BIB 751 — THE BOOK OF ISAIAH

3 credits.

Philological and literary study of the Hebrew text. Readings in the ancient translations.

HEBR-BIB 752 — THE BOOK OF ISAIAH

3 credits.

Continuation of 651.

HEBR-BIB 753 — WISDOM LITERATURE: PROVERBS AND QOHELET

3 credits.

Philological and literary study selections from the Hebrew text of Proverbs, Qohelet, and other works. Readings in the ancient translations.

HEBR-BIB 754 — WISDOM LITERATURE: JOB

3 credits.

Philological and literary study of the Hebrew text of Job. Readings in the ancient translations.

HEBR-BIB 755 — PSALMS

3 credits.

Philological and linguistic study of the Book of Psalms in Hebrew, with readings in the ancient translations. Special attention will be given to the book's bearing on our understanding of ancient Israelite religion(s).

HEBR-BIB 799 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Consent of chairperson required.

HEBR-BIB 951 — SEMINAR-BIBLICAL STUDIES

2 credits.

Topics vary.

HEBR-BIB/​JEWISH  954 — THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

2 credits.

Research in the literature, religion, and society of the Qumran community.

HEBR-BIB/​JEWISH  956 — SEMINAR IN EARLY BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION

2 credits.

A study of the forms and content of biblical interpretation in Ancient Israelite and Jewish texts. The focus is on three broad domains of literature: the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple sources, and rabbinic midrash.

HEBR-BIB 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS

2-9 credits.