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OTST551-002 Biblical Hebrew I

Course Outline
Instructor: Jacques Doukhan
Summer 2009
Contact Information
Office: Seminary Room No. N106
Office: 471.3349
E-mail: jdoukhan@aol.com
Office Hours: See Dorothy Show to arrange an appointment.
Secretary: Dorothy Show (N111; Office: 471.2861: E-mail: showd@andrews.edu)
Required Tools
1. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia
2. Hebrew for Theologians by Jacques Doukhan
3. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament by F. Brown, S. Driver, C. Briggs
4. A Students Vocabulary for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic by Larry A. Mitchel
Always bring your Hebrew Bible and textbook with you to each class period.
Course Outline
Please Note:
1. When only page numbers are given, they refer to Hebrew for Theologians.
2. Tests Nos. 110 will be prepared and monitored by the tutor of your choice.
June 8 (Monday)
Introduction: Reading, and Writing
1. Read pp. ixxxiv.
2. Learn the Hebrew alphabet and the vowels (reading and writing). See pp. 3, 13, and 17.
Do Exercise 1 on p. 25.
3. Practice reading. Do Exercises 2 and 3 on p. 25.
4. Practice reading pp. 37.
Take Test No. 1 (Monday, June 8)
June 9 (Tuesday)
The Hebrew Bible
1. Practice reading Exercise 4 on p. 25.
2. The text of the Hebrew Bible: Reading Gen 22:12.
3. The text of the Hebrew Bible: Exercise 5 (p. 15).
Take Test No. 2 (Tuesday, June 9)
Start reading 2 verses from the Hebrew Bible every day (1012 verses per week) and
turn in a reading report every week. (See Exercise 8, p. 26.)
June 10 (Wednesday)
Morphology
1. Inseparable words: Read pp. 2729 and do Exercises 9 and 11 on p. 48.
2. Nouns and Pronouns: Read pp. 3031 and do Exercise 12 on pp. 4849.
3. Construct State and Pronominal Suffix: Read pp. 3235 and do Exercises 13, 14, and 15
on p. 49.
Take Test No. 3 (Wednesday, June 11)

OTST551-002 Biblical Hebrew I


Course Outline
Instructor: Jacques Doukhan

Summer 2009
June 11 (Thursday)
SEEDS (No class)
June 15 (Monday)
Verbs I
1. The root, Perfect: Read pp. 3538 and do Exercises 17 (Perfect) and 18 on pp. 4950.
2. Imperfect: Read pp. 3941 and do Exercises 17 (Imperfect) and 19 on pp. 4950.
3. The Seven Forms: Read pp. 4144 (verb-aerobics).
Take Test No. 4 (Monday, June 15)
June 16 (Tuesday)
Verbs II
1. Participle and Infinitive: Read pp. 4446.
2. Strong verbs: Learn Table of Paradigm A: The Strong Verbs (Regular), pp. 5455.
3. Parsing game: Do Exercises 19 and 20 on p. 50.
Take Test No. 5 (Tuesday, June 16)
June 17 (Wednesday)
Vocabulary
1. The root: Read pp. 5765. Use of BDB Lexicon.
2. Important words (usage over 1000 times: 40 words; pp. 6567): Read Hebrew
Thought, pp. 191207.
3. Other words (2001000: 157 words; pp. 6772)
Take Test No. 6 (Wednesday, June 17)
June 18 (Thursday)
Gen 22:14
1. Gen 22:1
2. Gen 22:2
3. Gen 22:3
4. Gen 22:4
June 22 (Monday)
Gen 22:56
1. Gen 22:5
2. Gen 22:6
Take Test No. 7:

Gen 22:16 and Table of Weak Verbs (only Paal), pp. 168174 (Monday,
June 22)

June 23 (Tuesday)
Gen 22:711
1. Gen 22:7
2. Gen 22:8
3. Gen 22:9
4. Gen 22:1011

OTST551-002 Biblical Hebrew I


Course Outline
Instructor: Jacques Doukhan

Summer 2009

June 24 (Wednesday)
Gen 22:1215
1. Gen 22:12
2. Gen 22:13
3. Gen 22:14
4. Gen 22:15
Take Test No. 8: Gen 22:715 and Table of Strong Verbs, pp. 5455 (Wednesday, June
24)
June 25 (Thursday)
Geneses 22:1619
1. Gen 22:16
2. Gen 22:17
3. Gen 22:18
4. Gen 22:19
June 29 (Monday)
Psalm 23
1. Ps 23:1
2. Ps 23:23
3. Ps 23:45
4. Ps 23:6
Take Test No. 9: Genesis 22: 1619 and Psalm 23 and Table of Weak Verbs (only Paal),
pp. 168174. (Monday, June 29)
June 30 (Tuesday)
Micah 4:14 and Vocabulary
1. Micah 4:1 and word order
2. Micah 4:23
3. Micah 4:4 and vav
4. Accents
Take Test No. 10: Micah 4:14 and Vocabulary (frequency: 112199 = 158 words; see
Mitchell, pp. 812; Tuesday, June 30)
July 1 (Wednesday)
Review
1. Gen 22:110
2. Gen 22:1119
3. Psalm 23:16 and Micah 4:14
4. Hebrew in a Nutshell, pp. 219224
July 2 (Thursday)
Final Examination

OTST551-002 Biblical Hebrew I


Course Outline
Instructor: Jacques Doukhan

Summer 2009
Requirements
1. Practice reading (with the help of the tape), see Hebrew for Theologians, Chapter I, "The
Reading of the Signs" (pp. 111).
2. Read two verses aloud every day out of your Hebrew Bible, hand in a report to the OT office
on a card every week (with date and references).
3. Learn by heart the following minimum (see Hebrew in a Nutshell, in Hebrew for
Theologians, pp. 219224):
a. The alphabet
b. The names of the vowels
c. The personal pronouns
d. Conjugation of the regular Perfect and Imperfect
e. Names of the seven forms: The Menorah of the verbs
4. Prepare the texts (Genesis 22:119; Psalm 23; Micah 1:14) as appointed in class.
5. Memorize all Hebrew words occurring more than 144 times (Hebrew to English).
6. Learn information provided by textbook and in class.
Tests
1. Ten tests (20 points each; 1 point off per mistake) will be given at the appointed times (see
above) and will concern the following:
1. Material studied the preceding week(s). When texts are studied, tests (Nos. 210) will bear
on translation (4 points) and parsing (8 points).
2. Oral reading of passage (2 points).
3. Tables of verbs or vocabulary (6 points).
2. Final Test (20 points)
The grade for the final examination will be based on the following formula:
26 correct questions out of a total of 40 questions will be equal to 20 points.
Tutoring
! Jerome Skinner will be available after each class period from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. in N108.
! Carrie Rhodes will be available in Nethery Hall room 212 as follows:
Monday and Wednesday 4:306:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
6:308:30 p.m.
Course Policies and Grading
1. Attendance and Academic Honesty
Seminary policy requires regular and punctual attendance. You may miss up to three hours of
class for any reason. Three tardies (no more than ten minutes late) are equal to one absence. For
each absence beyond three hours, 1/3 of a letter will be deducted from your final score.
Absences may be excused by the Seminary Deans office for major illness, death in the family
and other such emergencies. Any lapse in academic honesty, including cheating and plagiarism,
is a serious offense, and will result in a failing grade for the paper or test involved and/or failing
grade for the course.

OTST551-002 Biblical Hebrew I


Course Outline
Instructor: Jacques Doukhan

Summer 2009
2. Disability Accommodations
If you qualify for accommodations under the American Disabilities Act, please see the instructor
as soon as possible for referral and assistance in arranging such accommodations.
3. Classroom Decorum
In order to ensure an optimal learning environment, students are asked to refrain from bringing
food, drinks, cell phones, beepers, and children to class, and avoid walking in and out of the
classroom during the course period.
4. Computers are not allowed to be used in this class.
5. Grading System (20 points possible; 1 point off per mistake)
Every test will be graded on 20 points possible. The final grade will be obtained by the average
between the average grade received on tests 110 and the final test grade.
1820 =
17
=

A
A-

16 =
15 =

B+
B

14
=
1213 =

BC+

1011 =
89
=

C
C-

67
50

=
=

D
F