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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Puns and Poetry—Word Play and Wisdom in the Bible
Every ancient Near Eastern culture engaged in word play, which was frequently used for allusion, irony, satire and insight in poetry and wisdom literature. Our class will begin with an introduction to word play in the ancient world, focusing on examples from the Hebrew Bible. Then we’ll translate special selections to explore the genius and humor of our Biblical ancestors.
Our class will employ Bibleworks software, projected on-screen, as we work through the Hebrew text and other ancient translations to discover the full meaning and nuance of each passage.
This course will be available to registered students at no extra charge via Adobe Connect online distance learning. Students may attend live in the classroom, live online or anytime via recording.
Sundays, January 24 - March 20
6:35 - 8:00 pm
$95 for members
$90 for seniors and students
|Jan 24||6:35 PM–8:00 PM||Sun||Netivot Shalom||Jehon Grist|
|Jan 31||6:35 PM–8:00 PM||Sun||Netivot Shalom||Jehon Grist|
|Feb 07||6:35 PM–8:00 PM||Sun||Netivot Shalom||Jehon Grist|
|Feb 21||6:35 PM–8:00 PM||Sun||Netivot Shalom||Jehon Grist|
|Feb 28||6:35 PM–8:00 PM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Jehon Grist|
|Mar 06||6:35 PM–8:00 PM||Sun||Netivot Shalom||Jehon Grist|
|Mar 13||6:35 PM–8:00 PM||Sun||Netivot Shalom||Jehon Grist|
|Mar 20||6:35 PM–8:00 PM||Sun||Netivot Shalom||Jehon Grist|
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Jehon Grist, Ph.D., is a Senior Educator for Lehrhaus Judaica. He earned his doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents' Fellow. He has conducted field research in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the Valley of the Queens in southern Egypt.