Hebrew Exegetical Method 1

Mark A. Hassler

Fall 2020

Hebrew Exegetical Method 1 equips the student for the exegesis of the Hebrew Scriptures. It introduces a methodology for exegetical research, and majors on syntactical, literary, and diagrammatical analysis.

As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to (a) summarize the recommended methodology for exegeting the Hebrew Scriptures (b) produce a clear and accurate translation of a selected passage using a Hebrew lexicon; (c) evaluate more effectively the published Bible translations in light of the Hebrew text; (d) identify and define the grammatical and literary features of the selected passage with the assistance of appropriate resources; and (e) construct a logical (structural) diagram of a selected passage using a computer. An adequate diagram retains the Hebrew word order and displays the syntactical and literary components accurately and neatly. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: Hebrew Grammar 1 & 2.

Dr. Mark Hassler is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. Dr. Hassler also serves as director of publications and field archaeologist for the Shiloh excavations in Israel. He is the general editor of the Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin (NEASB), a peer-reviewed journal established in 1958. Dr. Hassler earned his academic degrees at The Master's Seminary (PhD, ThM, and MDiv) and Montana Bible College (BA). Read more....

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45% – Paper
24% – Translations
16% – Reading
15% – Exam



The textbooks below were required the last time this course was delivered. They are subject to change for the next delivery of this course.