Monday, October 26, 2009

Why does Michelangelo’s Moses have horns? Find out this and more in Winter Term Classical Hebrew

Detail of Michelangelo’s sculpture of Moses, Tomb of Pope Julius II,

San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome

Learn the language of the Hebrew Bible
and later classics of Jewish literature.

Essential points:

  • HEBR/CLAS 101 “Beginning Classical Hebrew” presupposes nothing. The course begins with learning the Hebrew alphabet.
  • However, those who can already “read” Hebrew (in the sense that you can pronounce the words on the page without understanding them) will find that the playing field is flattened by about the third day of class.
  • The spring term sequel, HEBR/CLAS 102, will conclude with reading the book of Jonah in its entirety (four chapters: three prose, one poetry).
  • Correct: from no knowledge of Hebrew to reading easier Biblical prose and poetry in five months.
  • About scheduling: at present, HEBR/CLAS 102 is scheduled for Mon. and Wed. at 11:15 and Fri. at 9:05. However, the class time for HEBR 102 in the Spring Term will be adjusted to accommodate all students from HEBR 101 who wish to continue.
  • HEBR/CLAS 101 will not be offered again until WT 2012 or 2013.

Informational Meeting, Wednesday, October 28
Munroe Hall Rm. 222

Interested students unable to attend should contact Professor Schine

Office Hours M & W 11-12 (RAJ 202) or Tues 3-4 (Stewart 217)

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