Hebrew (Classical)


The Classical Hebrew program at the University of Sydney offers a fascinating introduction to all varieties of ancient Hebrew in the biblical period through the reading of texts from all major sources. At all stages the prime focus is on the language of the Bible, but this is set in the broader context of the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew inscriptions and Rabbinic Hebrew.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in Hebrew Studies (Classical) consists of a thesis of 12000-15000 words and 5000 words of written work, or it?s equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the four seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 40% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%.

Related subject areas

Hebrew (Modern), Ancient History

Our courses that offer this honours subject area