Upcoming Courses

Available Dates and Times (All Eastern Time, USA)
Updated 6.7.2020

  • Biblical Hebrew 1 (Hope to start July 8, 2020)
This is a beginning Biblical Hebrew course. We use Page Kelley’s Biblical Hebrew, an Introductory Grammar (2nd Edition) for this course, and this course will cover the alphabet through almost all qal verbs.
  • Biblical Hebrew 2
    • In progress now (Started 1.20.2020), transitioning to level 2 now. We are in chapter 12 of Kelley’s grammar now.
This is an intermediate Biblical Hebrew course. We use Page Kelley’s Biblical Hebrew, an Introductory Grammar (2nd Edition) for this course, and this course will cover the alphabet through almost all qal verbs.
  • Hebrew Text Reading (ongoing)

This class is ongoing and can be joined at any time with a semester or two of requisite Hebrew grammar. Text and Vocabulary are supplied, and we read and discuss all aspects of the text, including grammar, syntax, literary structure and related theology.

If you would like to sit in on a class to get a feel for it, please let me know. Recordings are also available.

  • Biblical Theology A – Extended (Hope to start 2nd week of July) Hebrew skills are NOT required. 
This course explores the message of the Hebrew Bible and ends with a discussion of Mark’s – and the NT authors’ in general – understanding of how Jesus fulfilled the Scriptures. I seek to build a case that the Pentateuch establishes the foundational eschatology that culminates with the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant through the coming of a Kingly figure, leading to the renewal of all creation. This is accomplished through its literary composition and content which directs readers to what will take place “in the last days”.
We will discuss complex motifs that the author (s) seeks to develop as he takes us from creation to exile. We will seek to understand creation, Adam, fall, etc. from a compositional, literary perspective.
This course should fundamentally transform the way you view the OT by helping you to understand their controlling narratives. These narratives, furthermore, help us to understand the NT writers (both Gospels and Paul) and help us to better articulate how God has been faithful to the covenant and to all creation.
  • Koine (NT) Greek 

(In progress – Began 1.20.2020)

New Testament (Koine) Greek. This class uses David Alan Black’s Learn to Read New Testament Greek.  We are currently at chapter 14 (6.7.20)
 
You need to know Greek to not only read the New Testament but also to read the first Jewish Translation of the Scriptures, the Septuagint.
  • Hebrew Text Class – Genesis 1-3

(Not currently teaching; please contact if interested)

For those of you who have had some Hebrew and want to put it to use, this course will begin as a 12 week course. We will be preparing and reading the text (Hebrew) of Genesis 1-3 verse by verse and will discuss its meaning, proper translation, literary structure and how grammar and syntax informs our reading of this familiar but immensely important passage. We will focus on the author’s intention in framing the Pentateuch with creation, the creation of mankind, God’s rest (and mankind’s), and the fall and exile of man. We will also look at how the rest of the Bible echoes these chapters and what it means for mankind’s future.

Students will be supplied with the text and vocabulary for each chapter; it is recommended that students obtain a copy of BDB for lexical work.

 

Please Contact Me to arrange to take one of these classes. Indicate private or group. Do not make payment until the class has been finalized.