Semester normally offered: Alternate Spring Semesters
The basic structures of Jewish Palestinian Aramaic will be studied in relation to Hebrew and Aramaic dialects of the 1st – 6th centuries AD. Selected texts will be read from Qumran, Bar Kochba, the Palestinian Targum, the Palestinian Talmud and Megillat Antiochus. A special focus will be on the relationship between the Targumic traditions and the interpretational methods of the Midrashic schools. Prerequisite: HCL 6/440.
This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
A one-day interactive field study at a site where students can encounter biblical Hebrew texts, such as the Israel Museum or a synagogue.