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Jun 18 2024


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Biblical Hebrew III: Binyanim Boot Camp

An Online Course with Dr. David Zev Moster
Eight Tuesdays: June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6
2:00–3:30 p.m. ET  

Master Biblical Hebrew verbs in eight live online sessions. We will parse verbs from the six most common advanced stems, namely the nifal, hifil, hofal, pi’el, pual, and hitpa’el.  Each class session will consist of an instructor-led lesson followed by group workshopping of biblical verses. The instructor will guide your use of Accordance Bible Software* and Dr. Moster’s own Tanakh Cards.  Readings will be chosen from the narrative books such as Exodus, Judges, and Kings. You will also be encouraged to complete an assignment outside of class each week.

Recordings will be available for those unable to attend a session.

Prerequisites: Biblical Hebrew I (Jump Start) and Biblical Hebrew II (Workshop). If you have not completed these courses but believe you have the equivalent background, please schedule a conversation with the instructor prior to enrollment.  Note: Certificate candidates must complete Biblical Hebrew III.

Cost: $415. (Limited financial assistance available)

Earn a 10% DISCOUNT on courses by declaring your candidacy for the new Certificate in Biblical Hebrew. Complete the four-course sequence and optional capstone project. By the conclusion of the program, you will be able to read and understand a book of the Bible from start to finish in the original Hebrew.

* If you have not purchased Accordance Software for a previous course, a coupon will be provided to obtain it at the discounted price of $50. The two Tanakh Cards are $15/each.

David Zev Moster

Dr. David Zev Moster is the Lead Faculty for the JTS Community Engagement Biblical Hebrew Certificate Program and adjunct assistant professor at JTS.  He is also the director of the Institute of Biblical Culture, where he teaches Hebrew and creates YouTube videos for the general public. He is the author of Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol (2018). He received his PhD from Bar-Ilan University, an MA from New York University and BA, MA, MS, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University.