Friday, May 16, 2014

Diocese of the Midwest: offering Greek and Hebrew online

CHICAGO, IL (OCA-DMW) — The Diaconal Vocations and Lay Catechist Program of the Diocese of the Midwest will be offering several language classes this summer. All are welcome to enroll.
  • Beginning Koine Greek. Either a 12 or 16 week course that will cover the entirety of basic Koine Greek grammar and vocabulary. This course will equip the student to read basic texts in the Greek New Testament, the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament (LXX), as well as liturgical and patristic texts; use standard Greek reference tools; and engage in critical scholarship of the Greek Bible and Early Christian literature.
  • Intermediate Koine Greek. This course will feature a brief review of Greek grammar and proceed with study of advanced syntax, vocabulary, and, most importantly, the reading of selected texts from the New Testament. Exegetical and homiletical topics will also be explored. This is a perfect course for those who have had some Greek in the past and want to sharpen their skills, especially clergy who wish to hone their exegetical skills.
  • Beginning Biblical Hebrew. A 14 week course that will cover the entirety of basic Hebrew grammar and vocabulary. This course will equip the student to read basic texts from the Hebrew Old Testament, use standard dictionaries and reference tools, and engage in critical scholarship of the Hebrew Bible.
    All classes will be taught by Eric Jobe and will be conducted on-line through Google+ Hangouts. All class sessions will be recorded so that students can cover them at their convenience if they are unable to attend live sessions. Live sessions for Chicagoland residents and tutoring will also be available.
Courses may be counted as credit at the OCA seminaries and, with approval, may satisfy the OCA continuing education requirements for clergy.

Tuition is $400 for each course. If the cost is prohibitive, please contact Father Elijah Mueller at elijahnmueller@sbcglobal.net.

Please contact Eric Jobe at eric.jobe@gmail.com for more information or to register.

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