Biblical Hebrew B

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Australian Catholic University
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About this unit:

Biblical Hebrew B gives students a complete and thorough introduction to Biblical Hebrew. In this online unit of study, provided by Open Universities Australia and the Australian Catholic University, students will learn the alphabet, the basic morphology, the syntax and the vocabulary of this language, allowing them a better understanding of theological texts.

Key extracts from the Hebrew Bible will be chosen for students to then translate into English, in order to improve both their own understanding of the text and how different forms of translation affect the impact and meaning of the passages. This way, students will learn to utilise their knowledge of Hebrew to better argue, articulate and analyse important bible studies issues.

By completing this unit, you will prepare yourself for further, complex study in a range of theological and ecumenical fields.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for enrolment you must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Biblical Hebrew A

Applicants must also have been accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, Australian Catholic University

Areas of study

In this Biblical Hebrew B unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Further studies in the vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible (frequency of 50 or above = 742 total forms, 313 new forms), and studies in morphology, syntax
  • Translation of select passages from the Hebrew Bible (e.g. Jonah) or passages of comparable length and difficulty
  • Using the Hebrew Bible text critical apparatus

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, Australian Catholic University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit provides anybody who wishes to enter the field of theology or biblical research with an indispensable understanding of key texts. It allows you to focus on the way these passages were written in their original form, giving you a greater level of insight into their meaning and practical usage in the modern world.

By learning the vocabulary and syntax of Biblical Hebrew, you will improve your understanding not only of Hebrew scripture, but also of the various arguments put forth regarding how its teachings should be interpreted. By learning about the morphology of the language in this enhanced online environment, you can develop a much more sophisticated knowledge and understanding of the various complex questions related to important religious writing.

A central part of the course involves the translation of numerous selected passages, for example the story of Jonah, into modern English, thus improving your ability to dissect and analyse these extracts.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Biblical Hebrew B from the Australian Catholic University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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