Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Hebrew Higher Education

Volume

17

First Page

117

Last Page

129

Abstract

It is normally not enough for students to prepare translations of passages for biblical Hebrew exegesis courses. This does not necessarily give them a sense of what kinds of questions they should be asking of the text. After all, exegesis is about knowing what game is being played and how to play it. To some degree the in-class discussion of the text will provide this guidance, but a resource that helps students to ask the right questions on their own will make them more independent and better prepared to interact. Exegetical worksheets give students a model to follow and a reference tool for when they teach the text in the future. These worksheets also provide a way for students to maintain their Hebrew reading over summer and winter breaks.

Keywords

Hebrew, exegesis

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