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)
- Autumn Quarter: BIBHEB 101/511: Elementary Biblical Hebrew I
- Winter Quarter: BIBHEB 102/512: Elementary Biblical Hebrew II
- Spring Quarter: BIBHEB 103/513: Biblical Hebrew Prose
Schedule for Academic Years 2021-2022 & 2024-2025
Second-year* sequence only (Academic Year 2021-2022)
- Autumn Quarter: BIBHEB 201/521: Biblical Hebrew Poetry
- Winter Quarter: BIBHEB 202/522: Inscriptions from Biblical Times
- Spring Quarter: ARAMIC 201/521: Biblical Aramaic*
*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: