The Department of
Biblical Languages

Read ancient texts as they were originally written centuries ago and deepen your understanding of the Bible, the Holy Scriptures, and biblical history.

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Biblical Hebrew

Course Main Takeways
  • Hebrew Alphabet
  • Basic translation skills
  • Reading skills
  • Historical context
  • Hebrew syntax

Each course is worth
3 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Ohad Cohen
Developed by:
Dr. Ohad Cohen

Biblical Hebrew is a set of 5 courses, levels 1-5, in which you will learn to master the Hebrew alphabet and biblical syntax, and will become familiar with translation decisions that have been made over the ages, understanding how they have affected the meaning of the original biblical texts.

Biblical Hebrew – Level A

Biblical Hebrew Beginner

Rediscover the Bible and gain a deeper and more profound understanding of the Holy Scriptures. Read the Hebrew Bible in its original language and uncover hidden secrets that have been lost for centuries.
Next class opens
Feb 05, 2017
Biblical Hebrew – Level B

Biblical Hebrew Improved

Be closer than ever to the holy scriptures as they were originally written and take a closer look at the true meaning behind each word and biblical story.
Next class opens
Jan 08, 2017
Biblical Hebrew – Level C

Biblical Hebrew Intermediate

Take your biblical studies to a whole new level by advancing your Biblical Hebrew skills. Study ancient texts in their original languages and learn to interpret them on your own.
Next class opens
Jan 08, 2017
Biblical Hebrew – Level D

Biblical Hebrew Advanced

Get acquainted with biblical poetry, prophecies, and wisdom literature that hold ancient secrets for you to uncover together. Read the Book of Psalms, Proverbs, and more as they were written many centuries ago.
Next class opens
Jan 08, 2017
Biblical Hebrew – Level E

Biblical Hebrew Expert

Learn all about the history of Biblical Hebrew and how it changed throughout different periods. Discover the Dead Sea Scrolls and extra-Biblical literature and view them in an entirely different light.
Next class opens
Jan 08, 2017

Biblical Greek

Course Main Takeways
  • Greek Alphabet
  • Basic Translation Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Historical Context
  • Greek Syntax

Academically accredited courses are worth
3 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Judith Green, M.A.
Developed by:
Judith Green, M.A.

Biblical Greek is a two-level course through which you will learn to master Greek letters and ancient Greek syntax, and learn how translations over the centuries have changed the true meaning of texts in the New Testament.

Biblical Greek – Level 1

Biblical Greek Beginner

Read the Holy Bible as it was originally written and discover the true meaning behind each word. Learn Biblical Greek and gain a deeper understanding of the New Testament.
Next class opens
Feb 05, 2017
Biblical Greek – Level 2

Biblical Greek Improved

Read the Holy Bible as it was originally written and discover the true meaning behind each word. Learn Biblical Greek and gain a deeper understanding of the New Testament.
Next class opens
Feb 05, 2017

Biblical Aramaic

Course Main Takeways
  • Aramaic Alphabet
  • Basic Translation Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Historical Context
  • Aramaic Syntax

This courses is worth
3 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Ohad Cohen
Developed by:
Dr. Ohad Cohen

Biblical Aramaic is a course where you will learn to master the Aramaic letters and biblical syntax, and will discover hidden biblical meanings that have been lost over centuries of translation.

Biblical Aramaic

Biblical Aramaic Beginner

Did you know that many Biblical texts were originally written in Aramaic? By learning Biblical Aramaic, you can enrich your understanding of biblical prophecies and the holy Scriptures.
Next class opens
Mar 05, 2017

Modern Hebrew

Course Main Takeways
  • Hebrew Alphabet
  • Basic Translation Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Speaking Skills
  • Hebrew Syntax

Academically accredited courses are worth
2 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shira Cohen-Regev, MS MSW
Developed by:
Shira Cohen-Regev, MS MSW

Modern Hebrew is a set of 8 courses, levels 1-8, in which you will learn to master the Hebrew language, starting from the alphabet and working up to reading and writing advanced texts.

Modern Hebrew – Level 1

Modern Hebrew Beginner

Learn Hebrew with Israeli teachers and connect to your Jewish roots and heritage. Connect with students like yourself from around the world and learn Hebrew together.
Next class opens
Jan 01, 2017
Modern Hebrew – Level 2

Modern Hebrew Improved

Learning Hebrew is easy with the right method, teachers, and learning materials. This course takes you to the next level of Hebrew as you come closer to being completely fluent.
Next class opens
Jan 01, 2017
Modern Hebrew – Level 3

Modern Hebrew Intermediate

Become more fluent in Hebrew and learn how to express yourself to your family members and friends in Israel. Bring Israel into your home and feel closer to your roots.
Next class opens
Jan 01, 2017
Modern Hebrew – Level 4

Modern Hebrew Advanced

Learning Hebrew isn't as hard as many think, not when you learn slowly and consistently using the "Hebrew in Hebrew" method used in Israel.
Next class opens
Jan 01, 2017
Modern Hebrew – Level 5

Modern Hebrew Expert

Learning Hebrew doesn't only bring you closer to your roots and to Israel, it also allows you to discover and read beautiful Hebrew literature.
Next class opens
Jan 01, 2017
Modern Hebrew – Level 6

Modern Hebrew Expert

Open your eyes and heart to Israel as you've never seen it and take a closer look at its culture, history, and literary works of art with a more advanced level of Hebrew.
Next class opens
Jan 01, 2017
Modern Hebrew – Level 7

Modern Hebrew Expert

Stay up to date with everything that is going on in Israel by reading the local news in Hebrew. Be a part of Israel's culture and world and immerse yourself in Hebrew literature and history.
Next class opens
Jan 01, 2017
Modern Hebrew – Level 8

Modern Hebrew Expert

Be an inseparable part of Israel, read the newspaper and watch the news like any other Israeli and communicate with your friends and family in Israel fluently.
Next class opens
Jan 01, 2017

Yiddish

Course Main Takeways
  • Yiddish Alphabet
  • Basic Translation Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Historical Context
  • Yiddish Syntax

This course is worth
3 credits at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Daniel Birnbaum, M.A.
Developed by:
Daniel Birnbaum, M.A.

In our Yiddish course, you will learn to read Hebrew phonetically and understand the meaning of Yiddish words and terms. You will learn the origin of Yiddish terms and discover the rich world of Yiddishkeit and Jewish Ashkenazi culture.

Yiddish

Yiddish Beginner

Yiddish is an inseparable part of Jewish culture and literature, spoken by European Jew for over 600 years. Connect with your Jewish roots, and learn Yiddish with our teachers in Israel.
Next class opens
Mar 19, 2017