Winter School

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew Reading Intensive

Dive deeper into the text!

January 13th to January 16th, 2025

Take your Biblical Hebrew proficiency to the next level with our Intensive Intermediate reading and translation course. Building on your foundational knowledge, this course will delve into some more advanced grammar, syntax, and vocabulary as they are encountered in the texts, allowing you to explore the Hebrew scriptures with greater depth and precision. You will develop the tools needed to interpret and appreciate the richness of biblical narrative and a sample of biblical poetry, enhancing your translation skills and uncovering the linguistic nuances that shape the meaning of the original Hebrew.

Focus texts: the book of Ruth and a selection of short poetic texts from Psalms and Proverbs

Tutor: Dr Alison Gray

Dr Alison Gray is the Director of Studies at Westminster College, Cambridge, and teaches Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Studies for the Cambridge Theological Federation. She has a PhD in Theology (Hebrew Bible) and has been teaching Biblical Hebrew to Cambridge undergraduates since 2006 and has been an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge since 2016.


Arrivals between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday 13th Jan

Departures after lunch on Thursday 16th Jan

Teaching hours a total of 12 hours of classes with breaks for coffee, lunch, socialising and/or for preparing the text

Indicative programme:

  • Monday 13th: 12pm to 4pm
  • Tues 14th: 10am to 4pm
  • Weds 15th: 10am to 4pm
  • Thurs 16th: 10am to 1pm



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 £250, 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 12 hours of class time with experienced tutors and 12 hours of guided independent study.


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

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