Perspectives on Biblical Languages

September 5, 2023 - December 7, 2023
Sep 5 - Dec 7, 2023 Days: Tue, Thur Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM Pacific Time 1:30PM - 3:00PM Pacific Time Audit and Credit Hours: 3.00
Offered by Regent College
Tuition rates for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024 will be: * $520 per credit hour registered for onsite * $385 per audit hour registered for onsite * * $540 per credit hour registered for online * $405 per audit hour registered for online

This course offers an overview of Old Testament Hebrew and New Testament Greek, with an emphasis on why knowledge of the original languages has been vital throughout Christian history and why this knowledge plays a significant role today. Assuming no prior study of either language, you will learn some of the basic features of Greek and Hebrew, including their alphabets and pronunciation, and key grammatical constructions. We will also explore the Christian heritage of studying these languages, along with some issues regarding the original languages and their translation today.

This course is divided into three main sections. The first section will be devoted to the key elements of Biblical Hebrew and the text of the Old Testament. The second section will cover English translations of the Bible, in consideration of the various theories and problems for the faithful transmission of God’s Word to the People of God. The third section will deal with Biblical Greek and the Greek text of the New Testament, including particular translation challenges presented by the New Testament.