Middlebury

HEBM3152

Intro to Biblical Reading

In this three week course you will experience, hands-on, various layers of non-modern Hebrew. Hebrew with its long and complex history is unique in that many of its layers retain the richness of the older layers, making it a fascinating tapestry. In the classes, which will be conducted in Hebrew within the total emersion environment of The Middlebury School of Hebrew, we will progress chronologically through these layers. We will read texts in Biblical Hebrew, ancient Piyyut (liturgical poetry), Medieval Hebrew of the great halakhic and philosophical works, the classical poetry of Sepharad, Renaissance and Early Modern Hebrew, and Hebrew of the enlightenment period. Our goal would be to experience the classical texts directly, and to improve our capability to cope with such texts. We would also learn about the unique linguistic hallmarks of each layer, and compare them to our Modern Hebrew. As a preamble we shall speak about the place of Hebrew in the Semitic family of languages. The course is designated for student in the high-intermediate level or above.
Subject:
Hebrew (Modern)
Department:
Hebrew (LS)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

HEBM3152A-L17 Lecture

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

HEBM3152A-L16 Lecture

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

HEBM3152A-L15 Lecture (Fuchs)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

HEBM3152A-L14 Lecture (Fuchs)

Summer 2013, 4-week School of Hebrew

HEBM3152A-L13 Lecture (Marcus, Brosh)
HEBM3152B-L13 Lecture (Marcus, Brosh)

Summer 2012, 4-week School of Hebrew

HEBM3152A-L12 Lecture (Marcus, Brosh, Ringvald)
HEBM3152B-L12 Lecture (Brosh)

Summer 2011, 4-week School of Hebrew

HEBM3152A-L11 Lecture (Halevy-Nemirovsky)