Biblical Hebrew 1

Course code: EBR-01

Teaching method: in presence and  online (live streaming)
Titles released: completion certificate
Course language: Italian
Hours: Thursday 6:15 – 7:30 pm
Duration: 2023 October 19 – 2024 May, 23 (28 lessons – 33 hours)
Limited enrollment: up to 20 participants
Academic fees: starting from € 245 per semester

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Access to the first year is free and no pre-requisites are requested. No admission test is required for the first year of Biblical Hebrew.

– Ability to read biblical texts written in square letter Hebrew
– In-depth knowledge of the most important structures of Biblical Hebrew syntax and grammar
– Ability to translate a short biblical text
– Knowledge of the vocabulary base

The course aims to gradually introduce the student to the knowledge of the most important grammatical structure of Biblical Hebrew.
After an introduction to the language and to its writing system, students will learn the basic notions of Biblical Hebrew phonetic and morphology; during the lessons and the exercises, the professor also addresses syntax. Through the exercises included in the textbook, at the end of the course, students will be able to read, translate and analyze some short and easy biblical texts.
The course will be held in classroom. However, participants who had requested it in the online subscription to the course, may join a virtual classroom and follow the lessons remotely, through a link given by the IISC. Lessons via streaming will be recorded and they will be available fo the students to see for one week.

It is of the utmost importance that students have their textbooks since the first day of classes:

1. T.O. Lambdin, Introduzione all’ebraico biblico, Italian edition by E. Obara, GBPress, 2016.


Students who have attended at least 75% of class hours may obtain a course completion certificate.


Upon the completion of the course, students who have attended at lest the 75% of class hours, may access the course Biblical Hebrew 2.



First lesson 2023 October, 19
Last lesson 2024 May, 23
No class days 2023 December, 21
2023 December, 28
2024 January, 4
2024 March, 28
2024 April, 25
Exam sessions 2024 June, 13
2024 June, 20
2024 September, 26


The total amount of the course fees is of € 490.


There are two methods of payment:

1) Preferred method

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the inscription
Full year tuition fee € 290 By October 31

2) Payment by installments

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the inscription
First Semester Tuition Fee € 199 By October 31
Second Semester Tuition Fee € 199 By January 31

Payment can be made:

  1. In cash, at the administrative office (by appointment)
  2. By cheque, at the administrative office (by appointment)
  3. By Bank transfer, with the following details:
    • Name of the account holder: Associazione culturale Istituto Italiano di Studi Classici
    • IBAN: IT 80 W 02008 05013 000103893909
    • Reason for Transfer: Course code + Name and Surname of the student
    • Bank: Unicredit, Agenzia 6, Via Ugo Ojetti 149 Roma

The fee includes all the classroom activities (lessons and intensive lessons), administration fees and the use of the facilities available in the learning centre. There are no exam fees.

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