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Historical Grammar of Hebrew and Aramaic

Course
2021-2022

Admission requirements

Regular MA admission requirements. A very good working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is essential.

Description

An introduction to the historical grammar of Biblical Hebrew on the basis of a detailed philological study, with special emphasis on the evolution of morphology, syntax and lexicon.

Course objectives

A better idea of the evolution of Hebrew in its linguistic setting during the first millennium BCE and some experience with a thorough philological study of difficult texts, including matters of phonology, morphology, syntax, textual criticism, and contextual interpretation.

This research seminar contributes to the achievement of learning outcomes 4a and 4c (to give and write a clear and well-argued oral and written presentation on a research topic in accordance with academic standards) of the study programme Classics and Ancient Civilizations.

Timetable

The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Oral presentation (10%)

  • Paper (90%)

Research MA students will be expected to read additional secondary literature and to choose a paper topic that requires more original research than one-year MA students.

Weighing

The final grade for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Resit

Should the overall mark be unsatisfactory, the paper is to be revised after consultation with the teacher.

Inspection and feedback

Students will be invited to discuss the paper individually with the teacher, as soon as the results have been published.

Reading list

The reading list will be posted on Brightspace at the beginning of the semester.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.

Contact

  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Arsenaal

Remarks

Not applicable.