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Upcoming Courses with Jehon Grist, Ph.D.
Discover the essentials of Prayerbook Hebrew, starting with the alphabet, vowels, sight-reading, and basic grammar, all in a friendly, supportive environment. We'll also learn some of the key Prayerbook melodies, and discuss the meaning of the prayers. It provides a strong grammatical basis for Biblical Hebrew and some of the vocabulary for modern Israeli Hebrew. Required text: Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way is available for sale at Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley and other outlets. Please purchase the book before the…Find out more »
In the third semester of the introductory sequence of Biblical Hebrew grammar, this course covers the more complex features of the language and introduces students to the process of translating and analyzing texts found in the Hebrew Bible. We will continue with the later chapters of our text, Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way. This course will benefit students seeking to brush up on established biblical grammar and reading skills in preparation for more advanced work. Note about pricing: As…Find out more »
Were Biblical women as powerless as we often presume, or did they discover and use avenues of power and influence? Our class will begin with an overview of the rights and limits of women in the Bible and the ancient Near East. From there, we’ll explore episodes from the Matriarchs to heroic women living after the fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, from queens to commoners. Selected Biblical Hebrew texts will be translated and discussed with text notes,…Find out more »