OT-NT 600 Introduction to Biblical Languages 1 credit

This course is designed to provide a foundational introduction to how language works. It is a survey of the basics of English grammar, and will also introduce the primary elements of Biblical Hebrew and Greek, including the alphabet, simple pronunciation, and simple writing. As a result of this class, students continuing on with the study of Biblical Hebrew and/or Biblical Greek will be given a framework for understanding the nature of language which will aid them in learning and using these languages with greater efficiency and usefulness. Those not continuing on in with the study of the Bible’s original languages will likewise gain a base knowledge that will allow them to more thoroughly use Bible study tools (such as lexicons, theological dictionaries, commentaries, and Bible software) which incorporate Hebrew or Greek in their content.