A minor in biblical Hebrew language and literature will prepare you to read the Hebrew Bible for pleasure, personal use and for future advanced work in biblical Hebrew and biblical studies. The program will build a proper foundation for attaining fluent reading in the language, bypassing the need for translation.


  • Learn how to read, write and synthesize biblical Hebrew text
  • Understand the Masoretic Accent system of the Hebrew Bible
  • Familiarize yourself with the verb system, morphology, syntax and poetic characteristics of biblical Hebrew

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Course listing

Required Language Courses (12 Units)

BIB 115Beginning Biblical Hebrew I3
BIB 116Beginning Biblical Hebrew II3
BIB 215Intermediate Biblical Hebrew3
BIB 356Biblical Hebrew: Discourse Analysis & Exegesis3

Required Historical Background Course (3 Units)

Hist 367The Ancient Near East3

Required Literature or Topics Courses (6 Units)

Choose two of the following:

BLIT-310-312; 315-321; 345Any OT selection; may cross list with the GE requirements3
BLIT-310-312; 315-321;345Any OT selection; must be taken after BIB-2563
BLIT-360HIntroduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls3
ICS-300Orientation to Short Term Study Abroad: Israel1

Program director

Brian Schultz, Ph.D.
Brian Schultz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies