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Advanced Biblical Hebrew


  • Read a range of texts from different Biblical periods.
  • Develop a sophisticated vocabulary.
  • Advance your knowledge of Biblical grammar and syntax.
  • Take field trips to important Biblical sites.

In the advanced level of Biblical Hebrew, you’ll focus on the further development of Biblical grammar and syntax, intensive study of Biblical vocabulary, and understanding texts from various Biblical periods: early Biblical poetry, classical Biblical Hebrew, late Biblical Hebrew, epigraphic Hebrew, and the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls. You must have completed at least one year of study in Biblical Hebrew or possess an equivalent knowledge to be eligible for this course.

Starting with a brief review of the basic grammar and syntax of Biblical Hebrew, we will then move to more advanced issues of Biblical grammar, including weak verbs and irregular verb conjugation. This will allow us to read texts from a wide range of Biblical periods.


This is an intensive four-week program. Classes are held five days a week for four hours per day.

You’ll be invited to participate in a wide array of trips, tours, and activities offered by the Office of Student Life. From a tour of the Old City to a trip to the Dead Sea to checking out the local festivals, you’ll build your own unique impressions and memories of Jerusalem and Israel.

While residing in HebrewU dormitories with other international and Israeli students, you’ll have a chance to form new friendships and get involved in campus life. A team of multilingual Israeli students, called madrichim, is also there to help you adjust to your new surroundings and give you tips on things to do. Learn more about student life at HebrewU.

Apply by: May 1, 2017
Arrive on campus: July 24
Program length: Four weeks

Tuition: US$ 1,900
Housing: US$ 650

Learn more about fees, cost of living, and paying for the program.


A limited number of scholarships based on demonstrated need or merit are available.

This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to mature learners with an academic background. You must be currently registered at or have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education. At least one year (or the equivalent) of previous study in Biblical Hebrew, along with English-language fluency, are required.


We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. See our application guidelines or apply online now.


We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or to chat for a bit to help you choose the right course or program.

For Questions about the Curriculum
Email Prof. Steven Fassberg
Academic Coordinator

For Questions about Admission, Housing, or Other Practical Matters
Email Us
Call us: +972 2 588 2602

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Fast Facts


Advanced Biblical Hebrew

Teaching Faculty:

Dr. Barak Dan

Language of Instruction:



Academic hours: 120 
Credits: 8

Course Dates:

July 24-August 17, 2017


At least one year of study in Biblical Hebrew

Application Deadline:

May 1, 2017


Tuition: US$ 1,990
Housing: US$ 650

Relevant Academic Fields:

Bible studies, religion, Judaic studies, theology

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