An introduction to Hebrew grammar and syntax. Reading and analysis of selected Old Testament text explore the nature of translation and its relation to interpretation. In doing so, students come to see themselves as active participants in the work of interpreting Old Testament texts. Help is given in effective use of digital and print resources such as grammars, lexicons, and concordances. Mastery of basic vocabulary is stressed.
Reading of selective passages from the Old Testament designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew through continued study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. May be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisite: LG1100 or LG0110.
Floating axe heads, miraculous cures, crazed pagans, mauling bears, and spectacular demonstrations of divine activity, of course! Our Sunday worship services have been enlivened with twice as many of these colorful tales as before. We will learn how careful attention to matters of literary style, structural coherence, and narrative technique can deepen our appreciation of these wonderful stories while they enhance our effectiveness in relating these biblical texts to our lives. FULFILLS PROPHETS REQUIREMENT FOR MA STUDENTS