603Heb – Principles of Hebrew Exegesis


This Class is 10 weeks long and begins on April 9th.

General Description: A study of the methods and tools used for Hebrew exegesis of the Tanach. Selected texts from the Tanach, spanning the various genres, will be assigned in order to teach the student how the exegetical methods and tools are utilized in preparation for writing or teaching on the biblical text.

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Textbooks: Stuart, Douglas. Old Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors, 4th Edition (WJK, 2009) Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia – German Bible Society of Stuttgart, Germany [Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft]

Instructor: Tim Hegg, M.Div., Th.M.

Course Options: This class can be taken as a standalone class or can be taken as part of a certificate program.

Standalone: This class would suit anyone who has a good grasp of biblical Hebrew and wants to go deeper (see course requirements below). This class is specifically intended for those who are ready to become proficient with biblical Hebrew and have already set themselves on a path to do so.

Program Path: Those who are looking for a more structured workload will find this course is required for two and three-year certificate programs. This class counts for 2 quarter hours within the certificate program.

Course Requirements: Completion of Beginning Hebrew Grammar I–III and at least 1 Qtr of Hebrew Syntax. Those who have previously studied Hebrew are able to test into this class if desired (which can be arranged by contacting student services). Beyond this, students must have the ability to proficiently read the English language, meet via the internet every Sunday, have access to and a basic knowledge of a computer with an internet connection.

Workload: The average workload each week is around 4 hours. This includes an hour-long lecture, assigned reading, and writing exercises, participation in a live online class, and interaction in the class forum. A final exam is also required at the end of the class to complete the course.