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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Puns and Poetry—Word Play and Wisdom in the Bible

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2016.

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.

Schedule

# Sessions
8
Date & time

Sundays, January 24 - March 20
6:35 - 8:00 pm

Tuition
$115 for the public
$95 for members
$90 for seniors and students
Session Time Days Location Instructors
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

Locations

Congregation Netivot Shalom

1316 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

510-549-9447

Lehrhaus Judaica

2736 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

510-845-6420

Instructors

Jehon Grist

Jehon GristJehon 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.