SYLLABUS
HEBREW 101-102
: Old Testament Grammar and Readings, fall 2004 – spring 2005. RJDKnauth
Office D-320, Email: knauth@lycoming.edu, tel: 321-4298(gayt), home: 326-3822(dan-dubb).
Class time:     A section - MW
F 3:10 - 4:15 pm, D-302.
                     B section - MWF 4:15 - 5:20 pm, D-302.
Teknia Hebrew Vocabulary Drill Program set up in Computer Labs B-200, B-201, and Language Lab
(also downloadable for free to your home computer from the Resources for Biblical Languages page).
Group Tutoring Sessions: TBA (individual tutoring also available by appointment)
Tutors: Cynthia Betz (321-4872) and Michele Burns (323-1431).

An introduction to the ancient Hebrew language - its grammar, basic vocabulary, and research tools - enabling  students to begin to read the Old Testament in its original language with the appropriate tools.  We will also be reading and discussing significant selections from the Old Testament in Hebrew.

Textbook: Kittel, Biblical Hebrew (available with audio cassette and answer key)
Please also bring a small 3-ring binder with paper for assignments and translations, which will be collected and returned on a regular basis.

Other useful tools you might consider buying for future reference *(also available in the library):
                       Biblia Hebraica (standard edition of the Old Testament, in Hebrew)*
                      
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon (standard Hebrew dictionary)*
                       Armstrong-Busby-Carr Reader’s Lexicon*
                       NIV Interlinear Old Testament or Hendrickson’s Interlinear Bible
                       Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance*
                       Strong's Concordance (or other English concordance coded with Strong's numbers)*
                       BibleWorks software
                       Vid-Ed Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary Cards
                       Mitchel, A Student's Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic


 Course Requirements (fall semester):

1)       Attendance and Participation, assignments having been completed: 20% of final grade.
The lesson for that day should be prepared in advance, and will be spot-checked for completion.

2)   Collected/Graded Assignments (10 chosen randomly through semester): 10 % of grade.

3)   Vocabulary Drill in Computer Lab, Tutoring Sessions, Hebrew Table: 10 % of grade.
Recommend 6 drill sessions (20 min. each) per week (= 2 hrs), plus Tutoring session(s).

4)      Weekly Vocabulary Quizzes (beginning of class on Fridays, covering vocabulary assigned for that week).  16 quizzes worth 15% of the final grade (lowest quiz score will be dropped).

5)       Weekly Grammar Quizzes (on Mondays, covering the grammar from the previous week). 
15 quizzes worth 15% of the final grade.

6)       Midterm Exam (Wednesday of week 8): 10% of final grade.

7)       Final Exam - cumulative, but with emphasis on 2nd half: 20% of final grade.


Schedule of Classes, fall 2004:

Week 1:  The Writing System, Lesson 1, "Particles." Learn the Alphabet!
M (8/30): The Alphabet
W (9/1): Vowels and vocalization.  Practice Exercise 1.  
 F  (9/3): Vocab Quiz 1 on Alphabet (+ vowels).   Lesson 1 (prepare in advance).
Computer Lab Session (B-200/1) to introduce Hebrew vocabulary drilling program.
L
earn Particles 1-10 (text p. 410). Begin to learn Vocabulary 1-20.

Week 2:  Lessons 2-4. Review and Drill 1.
M (9/6): Grammar Quiz 1 on Lesson 1 and Particles.  Lesson 2 (prepare in advance).
W (9/8): Lesson 3 (prepare in advance)
 F (9/10): Vocab Quiz 2 on Particles 1-10 and Vocab 1-20.  Lesson 4 (prepare in advance)
Learn Vocabulary 21-50. 

Week 3: Review and Drill 1. Lessons 5-7.
M (9/13): Review and Drill 1 (prepare in advance). Grammar Quiz 2 on Lessons 2-4. 
W (9/15): Lessons 5 and 6 (prepare in advance).  Rosh Hashanah.
 F  (9/17): Vocab Quiz 3 on Vocab 21-50.  Lesson 7 (prepare in advance).
Learn Vocabulary 51-75.

Week 4: Review and Drill 2. Lessons 8-10.
M (9/20): Review and Drill 2 (prepare in advance). GQ 3 on Lessons 5-7.
W (9/22): Lessons 8 and 9 (prepare in advance).  
 F  (9/24): VQ 4 on Vocab 51-75. Lesson 10 (prepare in advance).  Yom Kippur.
Learn Vocabulary 76-100.

Week 5: Review and Drill 3. Lessons 11-12.  
M (9/27): Review and Drill 3 (prepare in advance). GQ 4 on Lessons 8-10.
W (9/29): Lesson 11 (prepare in advance).  
 F  (10/1): VQ 5 on Vocab 76-100.  Lesson 12 (prepare in advance).   
Learn
Vocabulary 101-125.

Week 6: Review and Drill 4. “The Verb.” Lesson 13 on Qal Affix (incl. Reading Gen 22:1-2).
M (10/4): Review and Drill 4 (prepare in advance). GQ 5 on Lessons 11-12. 
W (10/6): “The Verb” (prepare in advance)
 F  (10/8): VQ 6 on Vocab 101-125. Lesson 13 - Qal Affix (prepare in advance).  
Review Vocabulary 1-125.

Week 7: Lesson 14 on Qal Prefix (incl. Reading), Review.
M (10/11): GQ 6/7 on “The Verb” plus Lesson 13.  Lesson 14 - Qal Prefix (prepare in advance).
W (10/13): GQ 8 on Lesson 14. Review Verbal System.
 F  (10/15): Long Weekend - NO CLASS.
Review Lessons 1-14 and Vocabulary 1-125 for Midterm Exam.

Week 8: Midterm Exam, Lesson 15 on Piel (incl. Readings).
M (10/18): VQ 7 on Vocab 1-125. Review Lessons 1-14 for Midterm.
W (10/20): Midterm Exam on Lessons 1-14.
 F  (10/22): VQ 8 on Vocab 1-125. Lesson 15 - Piel (prepare in advance). Special speaker Bill Dever.
Learn Vocabulary 125-150.

Week 9: Lessons 16-17 on 1st Nun and 1st Yod (incl. Readings).
M (10/25): GQ 9 on Lesson 15. Go over Midterm Exam.  
W (10/27): Lesson 16 on 1st Nun Verbs (prepare in advance).
 F  (10/29): VQ 9 on Vocab 125-150. Lesson 17 on 1st Yod Verbs (prepare in advance).
Learn Vocabulary 151-175.

Week 10: Lessons 18-20 on Imperatives (incl. Readings).
M (11/1): GQ 10 on Lessons 16-17. Lesson 18 (prepare in advance).
W (11/3): Lesson 19 (prepare in advance).
 F  (11/5): VQ 10 on Vocab 151-175. Lesson 20 (prepare in advance).
Learn Vocabulary 176-200.

Week 11: Lessons 21-23 (incl. Readings).
M (11/8): GQ 11 on Lessons 18-20.  Lesson 21 (prepare in advance). 
W (11/10): Lesson 22 (prepare in advance).
 F  (11/12): VQ 11 on Vocab 176-200. Lesson 23 (prepare in advance).
Learn Vocabulary 201-225.

Week 12: Lesson 24 on Participles, “The Noun,” Lesson 25 on Infinitives (incl. Readings).
M (11/15): GQ 12 on Lessons 21-23.  Lesson 24 on Participles (prepare in advance). 
W (11/17): “The Noun” (prepare in advance).
 F  (11/19): VQ 12 on Vocab 201-225. Lesson 25 on Infinitives (prepare in advance).
Learn Vocabulary 226-250. 

Week 13: Vocabulary Drill and Thanksgiving!
M (11/22): GQ 13/14 on Lessons 24-25 and “The Noun.”  Drill Vocabulary 1-250.
W (11/24), F (11/26): School closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. 
Review Vocabulary 1-250.

Week 14: Lessons 26-27 on 3rd He, Hollow Verbs (incl. Readings). Research Tools, Library.
M (11/29): VQ 13 on Vocab 1-225. Lesson 26 on 3rd He Verbs (prepare in advance).
W (12/1): Lesson 27 on Hollow Verbs (prepare in advance).  Hebrew Research Tools.
 F  (12/3): Meet in Library! VQ 14 on Vocab 226-250.  Hebrew Research Exercise. 
Library Session: Intro to Hebrew Library References with Reference Librarian.
Invitation to attend Shabbat Service at Ohev Shalom Synagogue with Cate Hurwitz.
Review Vocabulary 1-250.

Week 15: Review Week for Final Exam.
M (12/6): GQ 15 on Lessons 26-27. Review Verbal System.
W (12/8): VQ 15 on Vocab 1-150. Review Nouns, etc. 
 F  (12/10): VQ 16 on Vocab 151-250. Review for Final Exam on Lessons 1-27.

Final Exam to follow during Exam Period (Dec. 13-17).


A note on attendance and workload:  As with any introductory language class, this course will be work intensive and cumulative.  Thus, regular attendance and keeping up with assignments and vocabulary will be crucial to your success.  In general, you will be called upon to memorize 25 new vocabulary words per week plus new grammar, in addition to the effort involved in preparing daily assignments and keeping up old vocabulary.  Our goal will be to cover all the basic grammar and master a vocabulary of 415 words over the course of the 2 semesters, that is all the words in the Hebrew Bible with 100 or more occurrences.  This basic grammar and vocabulary will allow you to read most biblical prose with the assistance of a “Reader’s Lexicon.”  My best advice for keeping up with this work is to schedule out for yourself 30 minutes each day  just to work on vocabulary.  We have set up computer labs B-200 and B-201 (as well as the computer in the language lab) with a vocabulary drill program (also downloadable off the internet for free from our Resources for Biblical Languages Page!) to help you in this constant task.  I have also found that flashcards work well for this.  In addition, plan to spend 1 hour to prepare for each class period (preparing the lesson for that day), and 2 extra hours per week specifically to study for the quizzes each Monday and Friday.  That is a total of just under 9 hours of study time per week for this course – 3 hours of preparation for each class period.  If you do this consistently through the year then you will certainly do well in this course (no doubt the same strategy would also work well in all your other courses too).  For greatest efficiency, part of your daily half-hour on vocabulary (in addition to computer lab time) can be with flashcards during time otherwise wasted: standing in lines, in between classes, waiting for someone, riding in the car, etc.  Carry them around with you and use them at every opportunity!  If you find that by your scheduled time of the day you have already accomplished your task, then you can spend that time doing something else!   To help you in your task, tutors will be available for regular group study sessions as well as individually by appointment to help you in preparing for classes and quizzes.  If you schedule in your preparation time then, the tutors can help you with any questions you may have, and you may also benefit from the presence and support of your classmates.  Work together, help each other, drill each other on vocabulary.  If you develop a regular routine of this sort, you are much more likely to keep up and succeed in the course.  

Our top student will be eligible for the Guerra Prize in Biblical Languages.  Good luck!



HEBREW 102: Old Testament Grammar & Readings (continued) spring 2005. SYLLABUS. RJDKnauth
Office D-320, Email: knauth@lycoming.edu, tel: 321-4298(gayt), home: 326-3822(dan-dubb).
Class time:     B section - MW
F 2:00 - 3:05 pm, D-202.
                     A section - MWF 3:15 - 4:20 pm, D-202.
Teknia Hebrew Vocabulary Drill Program set up in Computer Labs B-200, B-201, and Language Lab
(also downloadable for free to your home computer from the Resources for Biblical Languages page).
Tutors: Cynthia Betz (321-4872) and Michele Burns (323-1431).

A continued introduction to the ancient Hebrew language - its grammar, basic vocabulary, and research tools, enabling  students to begin to read the Old Testament in its original language with the appropriate tools.  We will also be reading and discussing significant selections from the Old Testament in Hebrew.

Textbook: Kittel, Biblical Hebrew (available with audio cassette and answer key)
Please also bring a small 3-ring binder with paper for assignments and translations, which will be collected and returned on a regular basis.

Other useful tools you might consider buying for future reference *(also available in the library):
                       Biblia Hebraica (standard edition of the Old Testament, in Hebrew)*
                      
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon (standard Hebrew dictionary)*
                       Armstrong-Busby-Carr Reader’s Lexicon*
                       NIV Interlinear Old Testament or Hendrickson’s Interlinear Bible
                       Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance*
                       Strong's Concordance (or other English concordance coded with Strong's numbers)*
                       BibleWorks software
                       Vid-Ed Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary Cards
                       Mitchel, A Student's Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic


 Course Requirements (spring semester):

1)       Attendance and Participation, assignments having been completed: 20% of final grade.
The lesson for that day should be prepared in advance, and will be spot-checked for completion.
Some assignments, selected randomly through the semester, will also be collected and marked.
Students will also be responsible for documenting adequate vocabulary drill time / tutoring sessions.
Recommend 6 drill sessions (20 min. each) per week (= 2 hrs), plus Tutoring session(s).

2)   Collected/Graded Assignments, Reading Log (on assigned readings in Biblical text): 10 % of grade.

4)      Weekly Vocab/Grammar Quizzes (beginning of class on Mondays, covering vocabulary and grammar assigned for the previous week; 16 quizzes, 20 pts each (lowest dropped), worth 30% of final grade.

6)       Midterm Exam (Friday of Week 7): 10% of final grade.

7)   Take-home translation test: 10% of final grade.

8)       Final Exam (in class) - cumulative, but with emphasis on 2nd half: 20% of final grade.


Schedule of Classes, spring 2005:

Week 1:  Lessons 28-30 on Hifil Affix and Imperative (regular, hollow). Review Vocab 1-250. 
M (1/10): Review grammar and final exam from fall. Research Tools, Reading Strategies, "Reading Log."
W (1/12): Quiz 1 on Vocab 1-250.  Do Lessons 28-29 on Hifil Affix. 
 F  (1/14): Do Lesson 30 on Hifil Imperative. Read Genesis 28:10-29:11 (prepared last semester).

Week 2:  Lessons 31-33 Piel & Hifil participles, Hifil prefix (regular, 1-yod), infinitive. Vocab 251-275.
M (1/17): Quiz 2 on Lessons 28-30, Vocab 1-250. Do Lesson 31 on Hifil 1st-yod.
W (1/19): Do Lesson 32 on Hifil prefix form and Lesson 33 on Hifil prefix 1st-yod, participle.
 F  (1/21): Finish reading Genesis 28:10-29:11 (prepared last semester, will be checked!).

Week 3:  Lessons 34-35 and Hifil Review.  Learn Vocab 276-300.
M (1/24): Quiz 3 on Lessons 31-33 and Vocab 251-275. Do Lesson 34.
W (1/26): Review the Hifil stem.  Do Lesson 35 on Infinitive + Preposition construction. 
 F  (1/28): Read Exodus 3:1-17 (vv. 13-17 are new preparation, which will be checked!).

Week 4:  Lessons 36-38. Review Vocab 251-300.
M (1/30): Quiz 4 on Lessons 34-35, Hifil, and Vocab 276-300. Do Lesson 36.
W (2/2): Do Lesson 37 and Lesson 38 on Suffixes.
 F  (2/4): Finish reading Exodus 3:1-17, begin Genesis 37:1-24 (from last week, will be checked!).

Week 5:  Lessons 39-41. Learn Vocab 301-325.
M (2/7): Quiz 5 on Lessons 36-38 and Vocab 251-300. Do Lesson 39 on Idioms.
W (2/9): Do Lesson 40 on Infinitive Absolute and Lesson 41 on Cohortative.
 F  (2/11): Finish reading Genesis 37:1-24, begin Deuteronomy 6:1-25 (new this week, will be checked!).

Week 6:  Lessons 42-44. Learn Vocab 326-350.
M (2/14): Quiz 6 on Lessons 39-41 and Vocab 301-325. Lesson 42 on Jussive, Qal Passive.
W (2/16): Do Lesson 43 on Hishtafel and Lesson 44 on Hofal.
 F  (2/18): Finish reading Deuteronomy 6:1-25, begin 1Kings 17:1-20 (new this week, will be checked!).

Week 7:  Review and Midterm. Review Vocab 251-350.
M (2/21): Quiz 7 on Lessons 42-44 and Vocab 326-350. Reading & Exercises wrap-up.
W (2/23): Quiz 8 on Vocab 251-350. Review Lessons 28-44 for Midterm. 
 F  (2/25): Midterm Exam through Lesson 44.  Expect some translation!

SPRING BREAK!  February 26 - March 6.  Review Vocab 1-350.

Week 8:  Review. Lesson 45 on Pual. Research and Reading Tools. Learn Vocab 351-375.
M (3/7): Quiz 9 on Vocab 1-350. Go over Midterm Exam. Grammar Review.
W (3/9): Do Lesson 45 on Pual. Grammar Review.
 F  (3/11): Read 1Kings 17:21-24 (new preparation, will be checked!)

Week 9:  Lessons 46-48 on Nifal.  Learn Vocab 376-400.
M (3/14): Quiz 10 on Lesson 45 and Vocab 351-375.  Do Lesson 46.
W (3/16): Do Lesson 47 and Lesson 48.
 F  (3/18): Read 1Kings 18:20-34 (new preparation, will be checked!).

Week 10: Lessons 49-50, Review and Drill 5. Learn Vocab 401-415.  
M (3/21): Quiz 11 on Lessons 46-48 and Vocab 376-400.  Do Lesson 49.
W (3/23): Do Lesson 50.  Read 1Kings 18:35-46 (new preparation, will be checked!). 
 F  (3/25): Good Friday - NO CLASS!

Week 11: Lesson 51 on Geminates.  Research (hand out ass't).  Review Vocab 1-150 + Particles.
M (3/28): Review and Drill 5. Review Nifal. Quiz 12 on Lessons 49-50 and Vocab 401-415. 
W (3/30): Do Lesson 51 on Geminates. Using Concordances. Use of language in "exegesis."
 F  (4/1): Read 1Kings 19:1-5 (new preparation, will be checked!).  

Week 12: Lessons 52-53 on Hithpael. Review Vocab 151-300.
M (4/4): Quiz 13 on Lesson 51 and Vocab 1-150.  Do Lesson 52. 
W (4/6): Do Lesson 53. Reading catch-up?
 F  (4/8): Read 1Kings 19:6-15 (new preparation, will be checked!).

Week 13: Lessons 54-55 on Numbers and Poetry.  Review Vocab 251-415. 
M (4/11): Quiz 14 on Lessons 52-53 and Vocab 151-300.  Do Lesson 54 on Numbers.
W (4/13): Discuss Lesson 55 (read in advance). Begin reading 1Kings 19:16-21 (will be checked).
 F  (4/15): Finish reading 1Kings 19:16-21. Research ass't due, discuss results.

Week 14: Review for Final. Review Vocab 1-415.
M (4/18): Quiz 15 on Lesson 54 and Vocab 251-415.  Grammar Review.
W (4/20): Quiz 16 on Vocab 1-415. Verb forms overview.
 F  (4/22): Review for Final Exam.   

Final Exam to follow during Exam Period (April 25 – 29).  Good luck!


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