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Ancient Language Courses

(HEBR01) Beginning Biblical Hebrew

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on biblical Hebrew grammar. The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. The course includes over 140 HD videos, roughly 40 hours of instruction. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Required textbook: Futato, Beginning Biblical Hebrew (a digital version is also available).

(GREEK01) Beginning Biblical Greek

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on biblical Greek grammar. The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. The course includes nearly 130 HD videos, roughly 30 hours of instruction. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Required textbook: Black, Learn to Read New Testament Greek (3rd ed.; a digital version also available).

(ARAM01) Beginning Aramaic

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on Aramaic grammar. The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Required textbook: Greenspahn, An Introduction to Aramaic, Second Edition (a digital version is also available)

(UGAR01) Beginning Ugaritic

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on Ugaritic grammar. The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. The course includes over 50 HD videos, roughly 20 hours of instruction. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Required textbook: Williams, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic: A Concise Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon

(UGAR02) Intermediate Ugaritic

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on Ugaritic involving deeper grammatical discussion than UGAR01. This next level of Ugaritic will involve learning to vocalize Ugaritic transliteration. Translation exercises will also move the student beyond the nature of those required for UGAR01, with a focus on mythological epics. The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Required textbook: Huehnerhard, An Introduction to Ugaritic

(EGYP01) Beginning Egyptian Grammar

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on Middle Egyptian grammar (hieroglyphs). The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Required textbook: Manley and Collier, How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself, Revised Edition

(EGYP02) Intermediate Egyptian Grammar

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on Middle Egyptian grammar (hieroglyphs) involving deeper grammatical discussion and vocabulary memorization than EGYP01. Translation exercises will move the student beyond the nature of those required for EGYP01. The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Required textbook: Allen, Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs (Revised)

(AKKD01) Beginning Akkadian Grammar

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on Akkadian grammar. The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. The course focuses on learning Akkadian in transliteration (not cuneiform signs). Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Required textbook:  Caplice, Introduction to Akkadian (a digital version is also available).

(AKKD02) Intermediate Akkadian Grammar

A year-long (52 weeks) intensive course on Akkadian grammar involving deeper grammatical discussion and vocabulary memorization than AKKD01. Translation exercises will move the student beyond the nature of those required for AKKD01. The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. Students should expect to commit an average of five hours per week to the course. Unlike AKKD01, AKKD02 involves learning some cuneiform signs. Required textbook: Huehnergard, A Grammar of Akkadian  (purchase of the separate answer key volume is optional: Key to a Grammar of Akkadian)