This 12-week course will cover Biblical Hebrew Grammar and Exegesis. This is the language used for almost all of the Tanakh text (except Daniel 2-7 and small portions of Ezra and Jeremiah). This course will work from the Ashuri block script form of Hebrew, which is also associated with Biblical Aramaic.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
• Da’at (Theoria): basic knowledge of the grammatical structure of Biblical Hebrew
• Binah (Praxis): ability to read and comprehend Biblical Hebrew
• Chochma (Poiesis): practical exegesis of Biblical Hebrew texts and idioms therein
Required Course Texts & Course Materials
Ross, Allen P. Introducing Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2001. ISBN 978-0-8010-2147-2. (This textbook will serve you for Biblical Hebrew I and Biblical Hebrew II.)
Holladay, William L. A Concise Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament based upon the Lexical Work of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1988. ISBN 978-0-8028-3413-3.
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Codex Leningradensis) in any format EXCEPT interlinear.
Brian Tice was ordained as a Sephardic Rabbi (Moreh Hora'ah) by MJR in May of 2000 and by Y'sharim USA in June of 2016 (Choshen Mishpat/Dayan). He obtained his B.Sci. in Bible and Ancient Languages from Cornerstone University and his M.Sci. in Higher Education with an emphasis on Classical Hebrew Andragogy from Kaplan/Purdue Global. He also studied Music and Modern Languages at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Worship Studies at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Middle Eastern History through Tel Aviv University.
Professor Tice has taught Hebrew, Hermeneutics, Tanakh Exegesis, and Apologetics for Cornerstone University (as a Graduate Assistant) and for Take Hold Ministry School. He also developed a number of courses for International Messianic Torah Institute and MJR Yeshiva as well as teaching homeschool music and Torah cantillation courses in the Grand Rapids area (Michigan).
Professor Tice facilitated the Torah Schul at his home synagogue for three years as well as serving as a chazzan and occasionally teaching from the bimah. He has also delivered the D’var Torah on the “Torah Foundations of Faith” radio program on Hebrew Nation Radio. Presently, he is a Hebrew and Judaica research scholar with Manuscript Research Group, working with Jewish manuscripts in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Judeo-Arabic and spanning nearly all nusachot and minhagim.
Professor Tice contributes to tikkun olam by working with the Willing to Wait Leadership Team, an abstinence education ministry of the Pregnancy Resource Center and ministering to the local homeless and poor. He has also volunteered with Little Mary’s Hospitality House, a woodland vacation resort for families with children battling life-threatening or terminal illnesses, for 11 years; Habitat for Humanity for 7 years; Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo for 6 years; and several homeless ministries.
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