Academic year
2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT005K (AF:228736 AR:108838)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
1) Lecture course (Dr. Paolo Lucca, 1st term):
- knowledge of the grammar and syntax of Biblical Hebrew.
Students should be able to:
- parse nominal and verbal forms in Bibl. Hebrew and identify their root;
- read, analyse and translate Biblical Hebrew texts at intermediate level.

2) Readings in modern Hebrew (Dr. Tsipora Baran, 1st and 2nd term):
- knowledge of the basic grammar of modern Hebrew;
Students should be able to:
- write and read in Hebrew cursive script;
- read and understand basic modern Hebrew texts;
- interact in simple conversation.
No previous knowledge required
1) Monographic seminar (with the lecturer)
- introduction to the history of Modern Hebrew;
- basics of modern Hebrew grammar, morphology and syntax;
- reading and translation of modern Hebrew texts.

2) Conversation seminar (with prof. Tsipi Baran)
- oral and written classes of modern Hebrew.
1) Lecture course:
Sáenz-Badillos, Á., Storia della lingua ebraica, Paideia, 2007.

Students should choose one of the following textbooks:
- Carrozzini A., Grammatica della lingua ebraica, Marietti, Genova 1966 and subsequent reprints;
- Stähli, H.-P. - Chiesa, B., Corso di Ebraico Biblico, 2 vols., Paideia Editrice, 1986.

Knowledge and use of one of the following dictionaries is required:
- Brown, F. - Driver, S. - Briggs, C., A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament, Hendrickson, Peabody, Mass. 1996 and subsequent reprints;
- Koehler, L. - Baumgartner, W., The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, 2 voll., Brill, Leiden 2001.

Other materials will be made available during the course.

2) Readings in modern Hebrew:
- Brosh, S. - Harusi, H. - Hayyim, A. - Laudan, E., 'Ivrit me-alef 'ad taw, Diyonon, Tel Aviv 2003.

Other materials will be made available during the course.
written and oral
Evaluation of students will be based on:

1) a written test consisting of a translation from Biblical or Modern Hebrew to the student's choice;
2) an oral test of Biblical Hebrew;
3) an oral test of Israeli Hebrew.

Final grades will be calculated according to the average of the three partial grades.
teaching in class
Attendance in class and participation in class discussion are an important component of the students' course grade.
Students unable to attend the seminar should contact the lecturer at the beginning of the semester.
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