Winter School

Biblical Hebrew Academic Intensive

January 7th to 16th 2025

Come and learn Biblical Hebrew from scratch, in Cambridge.

This course is for those who are currently studying at BA level or above, or already know a Semitic language, and would like to learn Biblical Hebrew intensively from scratch for academic purposes. This will take you from learning the alphabet, through to translating some basic biblical texts.

Tutor: Dr Marieke Dhont

Dr Marieke Dhont is a Teaching Associate for the Foundation Year and Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. She has a joint PhD in Religious Studies and Theology from KU Leuven and UC Louvain.


Arrivals between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday week 1

Departures after lunch on Thursday week 2

Daily programme for each day of the Winter School*

Time Activity
09.00 – 10.00 Class 1
10.00 – 11.00 Guided independent study
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 Class 2
12.30 – 13.00 Guided independent study
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Class 3
15.00 – 16.30 Guided independent study
16.30 – 18.00 Free time
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner (optional)
19.00 – 21.00 Free evening

*NB there will be a half day of teaching on the first and last day and no programme on Sunday of week 1



Accommodation may be booked separately at Westminster via the link here.


We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of bursaries for students and those on low incomes. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to be considered for a bursary.


The cost per delegate is £500, inclusive of all teaching material; tea/coffee, lunch (weekdays); and optional free activities. A 10% student discount applies.

How to book

Please complete the booking form below.

Study Time

The winter school includes 24 hours of class time with experienced tutors and 24 hours of guided independent study.


Travel and parking details are on the website – please click here.

Booking Form

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