This course introduces modern colloquial Hebrew, which emphases the oral and aural components of the language. Students will regularly engage in speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities to meet the course objectives.
After the course, the student will be able to carry out simple conversations using (1) the definite article, (2) prepositional phrases, (3) attributive adjectival phrases in both genders in the singular and plural and (4) verbless and verbal sentences in the present tense.
Instructor, Christopher Dost, Ph.D.
Dr. Christopher Dost is the pastor of Northville Baptist Church (New Milford, CT, USA). He holds a B.A. in jazz bass, three master’s degrees in Hebrew Bible and Biblical Languages, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and its interpretation from The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York). He is also in the process of completing a B.A. in Arabic language and literature. His research is focused on the transmission of the Hebrew Bible, and he is the author of The Sub Loco Notes in the Former Prophets of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (2015), Jesus’ Bible: A Concise History of the Hebrew Scriptures (2019), and various Bible dictionary articles and scholarly book reviews. He is also part of a small team of scholars that recently prepared a new English translation of the Aramaic Bible (Accordance Bible Software), and he has participated in the preparation of Biblia Hebraica Quinta, the most widely used edition of the Hebrew Bible. Dr. Dost has taught for numerous institutions of higher education, including Nyack-Alliance Theological Seminary, where he served as Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and the Director of Online Programs until 2020. He and his wife Michelle live in Connecticut, with their four daughters.
When? Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM (New York Time)
Where? From your home through Zoom. (Recordings are available)
Duration of the course: From the 8th of June 2021 until the 12th of August 2021. (30 hours)
Investment: $350 (US Dollar)
Zippi Lyttleton & Tamar Wang, Colloquial Hebrew (Colloquial Series) 1st Edition (Routledge, 2015).