Biblical Hebrew

Learn how to understand the Bible in the original Hebrew, and explore how translation shapes our understanding with this flexible and accessible language course.

Key info

  • Next enrollment: Sign up now for September 2024

  • Duration: September 2024 to June 2025
  • Location: Southwalk campus, central London
  • Time: Mondays, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Entry requirements: None
  • Qualification level: Worth 10 credits
  • Cost: £600 or free to current students

About the Biblical Hebrew course

For those unfamiliar with Biblical Hebrew, this beginners’ language course serves as an exciting and foundational introduction to the language, alongside a comprehensive exploration of the basic tools of translation.

This course is suitable for both existing St Augustine’s students and learners who wish to engage in this field of study for their own enrichment. You’ll be learning alongside a diverse group of students and attending classes at our Southwalk campus, in central London.

Once you’ve completed the beginners’ course or demonstrated a level of existing familiarity, you can engage with our intermediate classes. This module enables you to gain further fluency through reading selected passages of the Biblical text and to develop your skills in translation and exegesis.

“During your studies, you will engage with up-to-date scholarship on the relevant texts. You’ll explore a range of subjects, including matters of history and literary analysis, background, and theology.”

Rev Dr Simon Stocks
Senior Tutor

Where and when will I be studying?

  • Autumn term: September to December 2024 (with a reading week in October)
  • Winter term: January to March 2025 (with a reading week in February)
  • Spring term: April to June 2025 (with a break for Easter)

Classes are held at our Southwalk campus in central London, on Mondays, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. The tutor for this class is Simon Stocks.

For students undertaking the Intermediate Hebrew course, class times are still being confirmed but are likely to take place online via Zoom. Please get in touch with our team to express interest in a specific day/time.

Discover what it’s like to study at St Augustine’s

Come along to one of our open-day style taster events. Meet the staff, chat with fellow students, sit in on classes, and join us in worshipping together.

Frequently asked questions

Alongside your weekly classes, you will be expected to complete a modest number of weekly research assignments in preparation for each class. You will have use of the scholarly commentaries to complete this aspect of study.

This course is open to anyone, and you do not need to have any academic qualifications to enrol. Once you’ve completed the beginners’ course, you may wish to progress to the intermediate modules to further develop your fluency and understanding.

The course fee for this programme is £600, or free to current St Augustine’s students.

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Next steps

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Need help or have a question? Contact our admissions team for further assistance.