Category Archives: Hebrew

The Travesty of Translation

Okay, the title of this post might be overstating my case a bit, but I find myself growing ever so weary of Septuagint Jonah’s translator. Overall he does a rather fine job. But some of the literary artistry is destroyed … Continue reading

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Can Clausal Analysis Solve a Textual Issue in Ezekiel 3:5?

In the grand scheme of textual issues in the Hebrew Bible, Ezekiel 3:5 would be one of those passages that would go unnoticed. And for good reason. The passage reads (according to Masoretic punctuation)  כִּי לֹא אֶל–עַם עִמְקֵי שָׂפָה וְכִבְדֵי לָשׁוֹן … Continue reading

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A Hebrew Class Update

The Hebrew class has done it again. We have completed another book. Each week we get together and sight read from a select book of the Bible. A few months ago, we completed the book of Jonah. This morning, we … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Class: The Trifecta

When I began my studies at Southeastern, there was a vague notion lingering in the back of my mind that one day I would like to teach in the college, seminary, or university. This notion drove me to begin evaluating … Continue reading

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End of the Semester

The time has finally come. The semester has ended. The last paper had been written. The last final has been submitted. I’m not sure how I feel right now. Was it the year I took off from school that made … Continue reading

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Where to Set the Bar in Biblical Languages

Yesterday evening I sat in on the Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages Seminar. The Q&A panel addressed where to set the bar for biblical languages. I was thrilled to know a conversation was taking place advocating higher standards. But what … Continue reading

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Graduation Day!

Today was graduation day for my Hebrew Grammar I and Hebrew Grammar II class. Today marks the conclusion of a class that Nathaniel Cooley and I began one year ago. We started with around 7-8 students. We have ended with … Continue reading

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If You Want to Learn…Teach

Last night the Cary Alliance Hebrew Grammar II class met for another grueling lesson.  My three students (Christine Davies, Rodney Harvill, and Ingrid Sprecher) learned about pronominal suffixes on the verb.  For those of you unfamiliar with Hebrew, this means that you … Continue reading

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