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Biblical Hebrew Course Sequence

Two full years of Biblical Hebrew are offered at the University of Washington in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (NELC) in two three-quarter sequences (the second sequence typically includes one quarter of Biblical Aramaic*). Each course is 5 credits. These courses may be taken in order to fulfill a foreign language requirement should your college require one. 

NELC incorporates coursework in Biblical Hebrew in its B.A. Program in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (HBANES). Click here for a current course list.

The two year sequences of Biblical Hebrew are currently offered in alternate years, so students interested in taking Biblical Hebrew should carefully plan their schedules. The current schedule follows.

Schedule for Academic Years 2022-2023 & 2025-2026

First-year sequence (Academic Year 2022-2023)

Schedule for Academic Years 2021-2022 & 2024-2025

Second-year* sequence only  (Academic Year 2021-2022)

*The second-year sequence may vary from year to year. The courses listed here for the second-year sequence are merely a template, students should consult the time schedule. Other courses may be substituted as needed. Please discuss second-year course scheduling with program faculty or an advisor from the Humanities Academic Services (HAS).

 For Graduate Students

Students may enroll in Biblical Hebrew courses at the graduate level, with permission of instructor and program director, as follows: