OVERVIEW OF MA IN CLASSICAL HEBREW

OVERVIEW OF 1-YEAR MA PROGRAM

The MA in Classical (Biblical) Hebrew is a fully accredited 1-year source language training program designed for consultants and translators who already have a BA. This  program consists of a 12-month residence in Jerusalem during which the student completes the School of Biblical Hebrew plus 1 additional quarter of study as described below.

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PART 1: SCHOOL OF BIBLICAL HEBREW

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

Part 2: Jerusalem study term

Upon completion of the SBH, while still in Jerusalem, participants will undertake 1 additional semester of elective courses (8-13 credits). Participants will be able to select from a variety of courses tailored to fit their career paths and the requirements of their agency.

SAMPLE COURSE OFFERINGS

Course                                                                                                              Credit

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

Intro to the Hebrew Bible Including Masoretic Text …………………………….. 2

A History of Israel and the Ancient Near East………………… 1

At least five credits from the following or approved substitute:

Biblical Foundation of Orality………………… 1

Intro to Oral Bible Translation……………………………………………..2

Hebrew…………………………………………………………………………… 4-10

Aramaic………………………………………………………………………….. 3

Land Nature and Society for Translation (UHL)……………………………………. 3

Total……………………………………………………………………………….56 (or more)

Scripture Reading Requirement for all MA candidates

Prior to graduation each student is expected to have read the Hebrew Bible. The absolute minimum requirement entails the Torah (Breshit through Dvarim), the first 12 chapters of Isaiah, and 30 selected Psalms. 

FEES

Total for full 1-year MA in Classical Hebrew:   $33,350

Includes:

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

Does NOT include:

  • Flights, insurance, visa fees

*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