Old Testament Cognate Languages (OTCL)

Old Testament Cognate Languages (OTCL)

OTCL 505  Hebrew Language Tools  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to the biblical Hebrew alphabet, word formation, the verbal system, and syntax. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in the use of concordances and lexicons, as well as the use of various linguistic helps and differing English translations.

Offered: Resident and Online

OTCL 511  Advanced Hebrew Language Tools  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: OTCL 505

An enhancement and development of the exposure to Hebrew word formation, the verbal system, and syntax. Emphasis is placed on developing skills for the use of various linguistic helps in performing Hebrew language word studies (semantic range studies and semantic domain studies). Pragmatic use of Hebrew for Bible exposition is emphasized.

Offered: Online

OTCL 520  Beginning Hebrew I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The basic elements of Hebrew grammar with stress upon morphology and vocabulary.

Offered: Resident and Online

OTCL 525  Beginning Hebrew II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: OTCL 520

A study of Hebrew tools and syntactical principles that will serve as guides to sound exegetical procedure.

Offered: Resident and Online

OTCL 640  Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: OTCL 525

The development of exegetical principles (including text critical, grammatical, historical, and theological factors) and their application to selected readings from the Hebrew Old Testament.

Offered: Resident and Online

OTCL 643  Hebrew Exegesis Elective  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: OTCL 520 and OTCL 525

An exegetical analysis of the book of Jonah with an emphasis on literary and structural discourse strategies in the Hebrew text.

Offered: Resident and Online

OTCL 660  Biblical Aramaic  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The elements of Aramaic with reading of the biblical and extra-biblical texts.

Offered: Resident

OTCL 695  Directed Research in Hebrew  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Designed for the advanced student in good standing who has demonstrated an ability to work independently. The student will work with the instructor in developing a proposal for guided research in a specified area of Hebrew.

OTCL 697  Seminar in Old Testament Language  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

An intensive study in a distinctive language related to the Hebrew Old Testament. This course will vary considerably in approach and course content.

Offered: Resident

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