Beginning Hebrew I – OTCL 520

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

The basic elements of Hebrew grammar with stress upon morphology and vocabulary.




This course facilitates study of the Old Testament in the original language of Hebrew as a vital component of the hermeneutical process. This grammar course provides a full year of grammar study in which the student will learn the basics of Hebrew vocabulary, morphology, phonology, and grammar. Study of the original languages develops depth and expertise that is essential for graduate work in biblical studies and solid exposition of the Bible in the context of Christian teaching and preaching.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Pronounce Hebrew consonants and vowels.
  2. Recognize Hebrew word formations.
  3. Parse Hebrew words, especially verbs.
  4. Translate Hebrew words that occur frequently in the Hebrew Bible.
  5. Interpret simple sentences by deductive mastery of material in the textbook and by inductive analysis of sentences in the homework assignments.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Workbook Assignments (19)

The student will complete 19 Workbook Assignments from the workbook, which apply the concepts from the chapter readings. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Quizzes (5)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 5–25 true/false and multiple-choice questions, and have a 30-minute time limit. (MLO: B, C, D)

Exams (3)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each exam will: be closed-book/closed-notes; contain 50 true/false, multiple-choice, and short answer questions; and have a 90-minute time limit. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)