Just posted this today at the HBU School of Christian Thought blog. Reblogging for those who don’t catch the SCT site regularly.
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One of our MA in Biblical Languages students did an undergrad degree in French at the University of Oklahoma. While on a brief visit to his old alma mater recently, he snapped this picture of one of the bulletin boards in the language department. Especially intriguing is the green flyer. So . . . Hebrew is a fun, EASY language! Who knew?
Of course, my students who are in the middle of learning first-year Hebrew don’t think it’s easy (although I have heard from a number of them that they do think it’s fun). How easy is Hebrew compared to, say, Greek? Hebrew is simpler than Greek in a number of ways, and often simpler is easier. So here are a few tidbits for the interested reader. In my Koine Greek class, we learn 24 forms of the definite article (the). In Hebrew, we learn one basic form…
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The Houston Baptist University School of Christian Thought/Dept of Theology is pleased to invite any and all to a FREE public lecture tonight (Monday, 7pm) featuring Dr. Emanuel Tov. Dr. Tov is recognized as the world’s leading expert on the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible (his textbook on this topic is considered the gold standard among those in the field) and on the Dead Sea Scrolls. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the project called “Discoveries in the Judean Desert,” which was responsible for publishing the Dead Sea Scrolls materials for the scholarly world. As Director of the MA in Biblical Languages, let me say that I am nothing short of thrilled that our students living in Houston have the opportunity to meet with and hear such first-rate scholars in fields like these. We are indeed very honored to be hosting Dr. Tov at HBU this evening. See details of the meeting below:
LECTURER: Emanuel Tov, J. L. Magnes Professor Emeritus of Bible Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem
LECTURE TOPIC: “The Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls”
DATE: October 22, 2012
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Belin Chapel on the campus of Houston Baptist University (in the Morris Cultural Arts center)
Promoting the study of Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, and Hellenistic Greek