Monthly Archives: July 2009

Official Announcement: HBU to begin MA in Biblical Languages in Aug 2009

Houston Baptist University has announced the inauguration of her newest M.A. program:  the Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (MABL):

“Houston Baptist University will begin offering its tenth master’s degree program, the Master of Arts in Biblical Languages, in August 2009. In addition to permitting students to establish a master’s level proficiency in both Hebrew and Greek, the program will include work in linguistics, hermeneutics and Aramaic.

Students completing the 30 hours in biblical languages required to earn the degree will learn from three nationally and internationally recognized linguists who each work in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. The Master of Arts in Biblical Languages program will equip graduates to read the Bible and related literature in their original languages with an understanding of grammatical, syntactical, semantic, discursive, rhetorical, exegetical and hermeneutical issues.”

Read the whole press release here.

For a basic intro to the MABL, go here.

To apply for the program, go here.

To see program requirements, go here.

For MABL faculty, go here.

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Brian Webster has a new Hebrew Grammar out

Daniel and Tonya at Hebrew and Greek Reader just posted a 20-questions interview with Brian Webster of Dallas Theological Seminary.  It sounds very much like he has just gotten published the Hebrew Grammar that *I* was planning to write some day!  🙂  Having also been influenced by Isaac Jerusalmi directly (I studied Syriac with him at Hebrew Union College during my Ph.D. studies  in Louisville at Southern Seminary) and indirectly (through interaction with Russell Fuller and working through his textbook), I found a lot in the interview about his pedagogical approach that jibed with my own.  I’m looking forward to checking it out and seeing if it’s what I was really hoping to write!

All I can say is, “Where do I get my autographed copy?”  Congratulations to Brian Webster, and thanks to D&T for posting a fascinating interview!

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