Course Descriptions

HCL 6/420 Post-Biblical Hebrew: Second Temple Period - Credit Hours: 3

Semester normally offered: Alternate Spring Semesters

Course Description

A study of the texts from the latter Second Temple period, as well as Rabbinic texts after the destruction of the temple. Emphasis is placed on grammatical characteristics of post-biblical Hebrew and understanding the content of the selected texts. Prerequisite: HCL 6/411.

Course Equivalencies

This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:  

  • Language - Hebrew

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • read post-biblical Hebrew texts with some degree of fluency;
  • have a good understanding of late biblical Hebrew grammar & syntax and the various historical developments of the language;
  • begin to understand Qumran, Mishnaic, and Rabbinic Hebrew; and
  • know all of the vocabulary occurring 10 or more times in the Hebrew Bible.

Field Study