OFF TOPIC Modern Hebrew question
Christian M. M. Brady
cbrady at tulane.edu
Fri May 17 11:08:41 EDT 2002
On 5/17/02 9:55 AM, "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu> wrote:
> I'd like to piggy-back on Jim's remark.
> I was turned down for two jobs because I
> could not conduct Bible classes in modern Hebrew!
> I asked one dept chair why that would be necessary,
> and she asked me in return how anyone would consider
> teaching Shakespear in Russian!.
> Well, goodness. I hope people are teaching Shakespear
> in Russian. Students should certainly read the text in
> the original, but the class could definitely be conducted
> in Russian. How would teaching it in modern English
> facilitate learning any more than teaching it in Russian????
Now, if the Chair had said that you should teach it in *biblical Hebrew* her
analogy might have had weight... When was the last time has anyone taught a
Hebrew Bible class in *biblical Hebrew*?
cbrady @ tulane.edu
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