Have you ever wanted to learn Hebrew? The Biblical Archeology Review is hosting a free Hebrew Language Bible Course. The course contains 25 video lectures by Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University. Because this course is independent learning based, you can start and stop videos any time. The Hebrew Course also includes surveys the major books and ideas of the Hebrew Bible (also called the Old Testament). Additionally, the course examines the historical context in which the Hebrew texts emerged and were redacted.
A major subtext of the Hebrew course is the distinction between how the Bible was read by ancient interpreters (whose interpretations became the basis for many iconic literary and artistic works of Western Civilization) and how it is approached by modern bible scholarship. James Kugel, former Harvard professor and author of the course’s textbook, contends that these ways of reading the Bible are mutually exclusive. Professor Shaye Cohen respectfully disagrees.
The course link is available here: The Hebrew Bible.
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