OFF TOPIC Modern Hebrew question

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Fri May 17 12:37:25 EDT 2002


Randall Buth teaches his whole course in biblical Hebrew. I eagerly
await his response to this thread...

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian M. M. Brady [mailto:cbrady at tulane.edu]
> Sent: 17 May 2002 16:09
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC Modern Hebrew question
> 
> 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????
> > Grrr.
> > Liz
> 
> 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*?
> 
> Cb
> cbrady @ tulane.edu
> --
> "I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert."
> 
> 
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