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MA in Classical Hebrew & Translation Consultancy (2-yr)

Overview of 2-year MA Program

The MA in Classical (Biblical) Hebrew and Translation Consulting is a consultant training program consisting of source language and consultant skills training modules.

This degree combines Hebrew training with translation consulting training and practical consultant work in Bible translation. A person who successfully completes this degree will have core competencies in Hebrew and in translation consulting  to serve as a Translation Consultant.

This 72-75 credit program consists of a 12-month residence in Jerusalem (School of Biblical Hebrew plus 1 additional quarter), and up to 12 months of supervised field internship coupled with remote learning courses.

Year 1: Jerusalem Study

Part 1: School of Biblical Hebrew

The first 9 months of study are the School of Biblical Hebrew (SBH) the aim of which is for participants to attain basic translation proficiency in Biblical Hebrew (48 credits). This program is run during the 9 months from mid-September to mid-June. (See SBH section for more information.)

Part 2: Jerusalem study term

Upon completion of the SBH, while still in Jerusalem, participants will undertake 1 additional quarter of  courses (11-13 credits). These courses are taught in English and intended for Translation Consultants-in-Training.

Year 2: Field Internship & Remote Courses

Part 1: Field Internship (8-12 credits)

The nature of the internship may vary depending upon the specialization of the participant, the local translation context, and the agency requirements. To illustrate, acceptable internships may include (but are not limited to) both textual and oral Bible translation projects, or development of a Biblical Hebrew extension training program. During the Internship students will be mentored by a Translation Consultant or qualified senior supervisor.

Part 2: Remote Courses (8-14 credits)

In addition to the field internship participants will take courses offered remotely in order to complete the requirements of the MA and to qualify as a Translation Consultant and/or Biblical Hebrew Instructor. Remote courses may either be concurrent with, or supplemental to, the internship depending upon the duration of the internship and the timing of course offerings.

Sample Course Offerings

Course ………………………………………………………………………………..Credit

SBH Hebrew Certificate…………………………………………………………. 48

Intro to Language…………………………………………………………………. Pre-req

Intro to Translation……………………………………………………………….. 2

Communication Theory………………………………………………………….. 2

Advanced Translation Issues…………………………………………………… 2

Cross-cultural Service & Teamwork………………………………………….. 1

Project Management & Tools……………………………………………………. 1

Translation Quality Assurance…………………………………………………. 2

Consulting Internship A………………………………………………………….. 4

Consulting Internship B………………………………………………………….. 4

Biblical Foundations Orality…………………………………………………….. 1

Oral Bible Translation……………………………………………………………… 2

Intro to the Hebrew Bible Directed Reading…………………………………… 1

A History of the Ancient Near East Directed Reading……………………….. 1

Masoretic Text Textual Criticism Directed Reading………………………….. 1

Total………………………………………………………………………………………. 72

 

*See IBLT Catalogue for course descriptions

Fees

Total for full 2-year CiT training program/MA in Classical Hebrew and Translation Consultancy:   $39,975

Includes:

  • Tuition and academic fees for the entire MA program (both in Jerusalem & in the field)
  • Room and board, & all academic tours and school related local transport in Israel   

Does NOT include:

  • Flights, insurance, visa fees, field internship expenses (vary by location)

*Course fees subject to change without notice

Contact & Application Details

For further details, contact admissions@iblt.ac

To apply, click here

*Not applicable to auditing students