Hebrew 2: Morphology

OT 2C03

This course is a continuation of OT 1B03. It assumes that the student has an awareness of the material taught in that course. This course develops the students’ understanding of biblical Hebrew morphology and syntax in order to enable them to translate and sight read Hebrew text and understand it more fully. It also further develops the students’ Hebrew vocabulary. This course will greatly enhance their capacity for study in the biblical texts and prove a tremendous aid to interpretation. N.B.: The study of Hebrew is challenging for most students but is very rewarding for those who persevere. You should plan on spending time every day listening to lectures, completing assignments, and reviewing. You cannot “set this course aside” for a week or two while you work on a paper for another course. The secret of success is to keep to a regular schedule of study, to complete your assignments carefully and on time, and to review what you have learned on a consistent basis.


  • To recognize the forms (morphology) of Hebrew words as they are used in various ways in sentences
  • To recognize the significance of Hebrew syntax for interpretation
  • To build a solid basic vocabulary of Classical Hebrew words
  • To read biblical Hebrew prose


  • To embrace the value of understanding the original language for exegeting the biblical text
  • To deepen one’s relationship with God through interacting with Scripture


  • To evaluate interpretive options and English translation differences
  • To develop skills in using grammars and dictionaries when translating and interpreting Hebrew texts