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Rachel’s Biblical Hebrew Class 2015/16

September 29, 2015

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For those interested in the more advanced kind of Biblical Hebrew class in London, Rachel Montagu has kindly sent details as below.  The course takes place in the West Central Liberal Synagogue, 21 Maple Street.  The cost averages around £130 per term but varies depending on how long a term and how many are in the class.

In my experience, these classes work in the time-honoured fashion: each student in turn reads a verse aloud and then translates it, with input from the teacher as necessary. She also provides some background and interpretation from traditional Jewish teaching.

The emphasis is certainly on understanding the text rather than grammar as such. In my experience, there have been perhaps an average of seven or so students coming to lessons. The level things are taken at tends to depend on who the students are.

In principle, students should have covered the material in the First Hebrew Primer from Eks before starting this class. If you know the qal conjugation (perfect and imperfect) pretty well for verbs with three strong roots (the ‘regular’ ones if you like) and have some idea about hiphil and niphal and verbs with weak roots, that will probably do.

If you want to know more, you can email Rachel;  or feel free to email me if you’re feeling shy.  I’ve also shared just about everything I know about studying Biblical Hebrew with the world here.

Autumn Term
A Singing Start
7th October Psalms 115, 100
14th October Exodus 14:11-15:5
21nd October Exodus 15:6-27
[28th October half-term]
4th November Judges 4:4-5:4
11th November Judges 5:5-31

Times and Seasons
18th November Leviticus 23:1-22
25th November Leviticus 23: 23-44
2nd December Leviticus 25:1-24
9th December Leviticus 25:25-54

Spring Term

Numbers: Learning how to Live Together and Worship Together
13th January Numbers 9:1-23
20th January Numbers 10:1-12, 29-36, 16:1-6
27th January Numbers 16:7-35
3rd February Numbers 17:1-18:7
[10th February Ash Wednesday]
17th February Numbers 20:1-26
[24th February half term]
2nd March Numbers 20:27-21:25

Nachum: Prophet of Good Tidings?
9th March Nachum 1:1-2:9
16th March Nachum 2:10-3:19

Summer Term

Isaiah and the Suffering Servant
13th April Isaiah 41:6-13, 42:1-10, 43:1-5
20th April Isaiah 43:6-13, 49:1-13
27th April Isaiah 50:4-10, 52:13-53:12

Samuel and Saul
4th May 1 Samuel 8:1-22
11th May 1 Samuel 9:1-27
18th May 1 Samuel 10:1-27
[25th May half term]
1st June 1 Samuel 12:1-25
8th June 1 Samuel 13:1-18, 15:1-9
15th June 1 Samuel 15:10-34

Psalms
22nd June Psalms 111:1-22, 112:1-10
29th June Psalms 11211-22, 145:1-21
6th July Psalms 34:1-23, 25:1-10
13th July Psalms 25:11-22

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Rachel Montagu’s Biblical Hebrew class 2014/15

October 23, 2014

Rachel Montagu has kindly sent some details of her Biblical Hebrew course for 2014-15.

These classes work in the time-honoured fashion: each student in turn reads a verse aloud and then translates it, with input from the teacher as necessary. She also provides some background and interpretation from traditional Jewish teaching.

The emphasis is certainly on understanding the text rather than grammar as such. In my experience, there have been perhaps an average of seven or so students coming to lessons. The level things are taken at tends to depend on who the students are.

In principle, students should have covered the material in the First Hebrew Primer from Eks before starting this class. If you know the qal conjugation (perfect and imperfect) pretty well for verbs with three strong roots (the ‘regular’ ones if you like) and have some idea about hiphil and niphal and verbs with weak roots, that will probably do.

If you want to know more, you can email Rachel;  or feel free to email me if you’re feeling shy.  I’ve also shared just about everything I know about studying Biblical Hebrew with the world here.

Dear All

I hope you had a good summer

I’m writing to let you know that I hope the Wednesday evening Hebrew class
will run again this year. Liberal Judaism have agreed to host us again at
the West Central Liberal Synagogue in Maple St.  Please let me know if you will be coming so I can let them have a list of names for security purposes.

Term will not begin until 22/10 – too many festivals on Wednesday evenings
between now and then. [NOAI:  I think the classes run from 1830 to 2030.]

If anyone would find a daytime class more convenient, City Lit is hoping
to start a level 3 course this year – look on their website for further
details – term there will be 23/10 – 18/12 and the class will be
1.30-3.00pm

[…..]

Best wishes

Rachel

Hebrew Class Wed Outline 2014-5

 

Autumn Term

 

The Beginning: A Very Good Place to Start

22nd October              Genesis 1:1-23

29th October                Genesis 1:24-2:17

5th November             Genesis 2:18-3:15

12th November            Genesis 3:16-4:15

 

Texts of Terror from Judges

19th November                        Judges 9:1-25

26th November                        Judges 9:50-56, 11:1-11, 29-34

3rd December                          Judges 11:35-40, 12:1-7, 19:1-10

10th December                        Judges 19:11-30

17th December                         Judges 21:1:25

 

Spring Term

 

Habakkuk

7th January                  Habakkuk 1:1-17

14th January                Habakkuk 2:1-20

21st January               Habakkuk 3:1-19

 

Exodus and Ezekiel: Temple Building

28th January                Exodus 38:1-25

4th February               Exodus 38:26-21

11th February             Exodus 40:17-38

[18th February half term – Ash Wednesday]

25th February             Ezekiel 40:1-23

[4th March       no class – Purim]

11th March                  Ezekiel 40:24-49

18th March                  Ezekiel 41:1-26

25th March                  Ezekiel 42:1-20

 

Summer Term

 

Exodus and Ezekiel: Temple Building continued

15th April                      Ezekiel 43:1-27

22nd April                    Ezekiel 44:1-28

 

Dare to Read a Daniel

29th April                      Daniel 1:1-2:4

6th May                        Daniel 8:1-27

13th May                      Daniel 9:1-27

20th May                    Daniel 10:1-21

[27th May                     half term]

3thJune                        Daniel 12:1-13

 

Numbers: Blessings, prophesy and complaints

10th June                     Numbers 6:1-27

17th June                     Numbers 11:1-24

24th June                     Numbers 11:25-12:16

 

Psalms

1st July                        Psalms 81, 84, 100

8th July                        Psalms 85, 86, 111

15th July                     Psalms 91, 92, 93

Rachel’s Hebrew Class 2013/14

September 25, 2013

Rachel Montagu has kindly sent some details of her Biblical Hebrew course for 2013-14.  This stands in place of the course she used to teach at Birkbeck.

Rachel’s courses work in the classic fashion: each student in turn reads a verse aloud and then translates it, with input from the teacher as necessary. She also provides some background and interpretation from traditional Jewish teaching.

The emphasis is certainly on understanding the text rather than grammar as such. In my experience, there have been perhaps an average of seven or so students coming to lessons. The level things are taken at tends to depend on who the students are.

In principle, students should have covered the material in the First Hebrew Primer from Eks before starting this class. If you know the qal conjugation (perfect and imperfect) pretty well for verbs with three strong roots (the ‘regular’ ones if you like) and have some idea about hiphil and niphal and verbs with weak roots, that will probably do.

If you want to know more, you can email Rachel;  or feel free to email me if you’re feeling shy.  I’ve also shared just about everything I know about studying Biblical Hebrew with the world here.

Dear all

This year we will be meeting on Wednesdays, starting this week Wednesday
2nd October from 6.30-8.30.

The West Central Synagogue and Liberal Judaism are still kindly offering us hospitality at

The Montagu Centre
21 Maple Street
London W1T 4BE

This is near to Warren St and Gt Portland St tube stations and just off the Tottenham Court Rd.

If you’re interested in this, you can email her directly.  Or if you’re feeling shy you can email me instead.  The schedule is as given below.

Autumn Term

Amos – Prophet of Tekoa

2nd October Amos 1:1-8, 2:4-12

9th October Amos 2:13-16, 3:1-12,

16th October Amos 4:1-13, 5:4, 5:10-15

23rd October Amos 5:21-27, 6:1-12,

[30th October – half term]

6th November Amos 7:4-16, 8:4-10

13th November Amos 8:11-14, 9:1-3, 9:7-15

Lamentations – A Time to Weep

20th November Lamentations 1:1-18

27th November Lamentations 1:19-22, 3:1-40

4th December Lamentations 3:41-66, 4:13-22

11th December Lamentations 5:1-22

Spring Term

Elijah and Elisha: Master and Student

8th January I Kings 17:1-16

15th January I Kings 17:18-24, 18:16-29

22nd January I Kings 18:30-46, 19:1-4

29th January I Kings 19:5-21,

5th February II Kings 1:1-17

12th February II Kings 2:1-25

[19th February half term]

26th February II Kings 4:1-20

5th March II Kings 4:21-44

12th March II Kings 5:1-19

19th March II Kings 5:20-27, 6:8-23

Micah – Powerful Prophet

26th March Micah 3:5-12, 4:1-10, 5:1-4

2nd April Micah 6:1-16, 7:5-8, 18-20

Summer Term

Esther: Wise Queens and a Foolish King

23rd April Esther 1:20

30th April Esther 1:21-22, 2:1-18

7th May Esther 2:19-23, 3:1-5

14th May Esther 3:6-15, 4:1-10,

21st May Esther 4:11-17, 5:1-14

[28th May half term]

[4thJune no class – Shavuot]

11th June Esther 6:1-14, 7:1-6

18th June Esther 7:7-10, 8:1-17

25th June Esther 9:1-20

2nd July Esther 9:21-32, 10:1-3

Psalms

9th July Psalms 142:1-8, 144:1-15

16th July Psalms 107, 43, 42

Rachel’s Hebrew Class 2012/13

October 1, 2012

Rachel Montagu has kindly sent some details of her Biblical Hebrew course for 2012-13.  This stands in place of the course she used to teach at Birkbeck.

Rachel’s courses work in the classic fashion: each student in turn reads a verse aloud and then translates it, with input from the teacher as necessary. She also provides some background and interpretation from traditional Jewish teaching.

The emphasis is certainly on understanding the text rather than grammar as such. There have been perhaps an average of seven or so students coming to lessons. The level things are taken at tends to depend on who the students are.

In principle, students should have covered the material in the First Hebrew Primer from Eks before starting this class. If you know the qal conjugation (perfect and imperfect) pretty well for verbs with three strong roots (the ‘regular’ ones if you like) and have some idea about hiphil and niphal and verbs with weak roots, that will probably do.

If you want to know more, you can email Rachel;  or feel free to email me if you’re feeling shy.  I’ve also shared just about everything I know about studying Biblical Hebrew with the world here.

Dear all

This year we will be meeting on Wednesdays, starting this week Wednesday 3rd October I hope.

Can I suggest we meet 6.45-8.45 this week and discuss during break whetherwe want to move it slightly later or earlier or whether that suits us all.

The West Central Synagogue and Liberal Judaism are still kindly offeringus hospitality at

The Montagu Centre
21 Maple Street
London W1T 4BE

This is near to Warren St and Gt Portland St tube stations and just off the Tottenham Court Rd.

If you’re interested in this, you can email her directly.  Or if you’re feeling shy you can email me instead.  The schedule is as given below.

Hebrew Class Outline 2012-3

Joshua – Entering the Land

3rd October Deut. 34:9, Joshua 1:1-18

10th October Joshua 2:1-24

17th October Joshua 3:1-17, 4:1-5

24th October Joshua 4:6-14, 5:1-15

[31st October no class – half term

7th November Joshua 6:1-27

Isaac and Rebecca: Never Mind the Romance, What about the Marriage?

14th November Genesis 24:15-40

21st November Genesis 24:41-67

28th November Genesis 25:20-28, 26:1-12, 34-35

5th December Genesis 27:1-18, 42-46, 28:1-5

Samuel v. Chronicles: David & Solomon: Succession, Wisdom & the Queen of Sheba

12th December I Kings 1:1-24

[Christmas Holiday]

9th January 1 Kings 1:25-53,

16th January I Kings 2:1-12, 1 Chron 22:1-10

23rd January 1 Chron. 22:11-19, 23:1, 28:1-10

30th January I Chron.28:11-21, 29:1-10

6th February I Chron. 29:11-30

13th February I Kings 3:1-20

[20th February half term]

27th February I Kings 3:21-28, 2 Chron 9:1-12

Isaiah – Comfort and Challenge

6th March Isaiah 40:1-20

13th March Isaiah 40:21-31, 41:8-18

20th March Isaiah 41:19-29, 42:1-11

[Passover-Easter holiday]

17th April Isaiah 42:12-25, 43:1-11

24th April Isaiah 43:25-8, 44:1-8, 21-28, 45:1-7

Does Age Bring Happiness?

1st May Ecclesiastes 1:1-18, 2:1-6

24th April Ecclesiastes 2:7-26

1st May Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

8th May Ecclesiastes 4:6, 5:1-19

[15th May – no class – Shavuot]

22nd May Ecclesiastes 7:1-25

[29th May – no class – half term]

5th June Ecclesiastes 7:26-29, 8:15, 9:1-18

12th June Ecclesiastes 11:1-10, 12:1-14

Psalms

19th June 2 Samuel 22:1-30

26th June 2 Samuel 22:31-50, 1 Chron. 16:7-17

3rd July I Chron. 16:18-37, 46:1-12

10th July Class Choice of Psalms

17th July Class Choice of Psalms

Rachel’s Hebrew Class 2011-12

September 14, 2011

Rachel Montagu has kindly sent some details of her Advanced Biblical Hebrew course for 2011-12.  This stands in place of the course she used to teach at Birkbeck.

Rachel’s courses work in the classic fashion: each student in turn reads a verse aloud and then translates it, with input from the teacher as necessary. She also provides some background and interpretation from traditional Jewish teaching.

The emphasis is certainly on understanding the text rather than grammar as such. There have been perhaps an average of seven or so students coming to lessons. The level things are taken at tends to depend on who the students are.

In principle, students should have covered the material in the First Hebrew Primer from Eks before starting this class. If you know the qal conjugation (perfect and imperfect) pretty well for verbs with three strong roots (the ‘regular’ ones if you like) and have some idea about hiphil and niphal and verbs with weak roots, that will probably do.

If you want to know more, you can email Rachel;  or feel free to email me if you’re feeling shy.  I’ve also shared just about everything I know about studying Biblical Hebrew with the world here.

Here is the outline for this year’s class. We will be meeting on Thursdays 6.30-8.30 at New Fetter Lane, subject to confirmation.

Hebrew Class Outline 2011-12

Autumn Term

Isaiah – Prophet of Grief and Hope

15th  September Isaiah 1:1-23

22nd September Isaiah 1:24-31, 2:1-17

[29th September no class – Rosh HaShanah]

6th October Isaiah 2:17-22, 3:1-17

[13th October no class – Succot]

[20th October no class – Simchat Torah]

[27th October – half term]

3rd November Isaiah 3:18-26, 4:1-6, 5:1-10

10th November Isaiah 5:11-30, 6:1-4

17th November Isaiah 6:5-13, 7:1-17

24rd November Isaiah 7:18-25, 8:1-15

1st December Isaiah 8:16-23, 9:1-6

Haggai – God’s House and God’s Servant

8th December Haggai 1:1-15, 2:1-7

15th December Haggai 2:8-23, Zechariah 4:1-10

Spring Term

David and Saul

12th January 1 Samuel 18:1-20

19th January 1 Samuel 18:21-30, 19:1-7

26th January 1 Samuel 19:8-24, 20:1-4

2nd  February 1 Samuel 20:24-34, 40-42, 22:6-8, 23:1-7

9th February 1 Samuel 14-28 24:1-9

[16th February half term]

23rd February 1 Samuel 24:10-23, 26:17-25, 27:1-4

1st March 1 Samuel 28:3, 7-19, 31:1-5, 2 Samuel 1:23-27

Gideon the Strong Hero

8th March Judges 6:7-32

15th March Judges 6:33-40, 7:1-14

22nd March Judges 7:15-24, 8:22-35

29th March Judges 9:1-15, 21:25

Summer Term

The Wise (?) Man  and his Wiser Donkey

19th April Numbers 22:2-23

26th April Numbers 22:24-40. 23:1-6

3rd May Numbers 23:7-29

10th May Numbers 24:1-25

Abraham and Lot: How to be an Alien

17th May Gen 14:1-21

24th May Gen 16:1-16, 21:9-21

31st May Gen.19:1-25,

[7st June half term]

14th June Gen:19:26-37, 23:1-12

21st June Gen 23:13-21, 25:1-11

Psalms

28th June Psalm 113:1-8, 114:1-8, 115:1-18,

5th July Psalm 116:1-19, 117:1-2, 118:1-12,

12th July Psalm 118:12-29, 119:1-8, 73-80,

17th July Psalm 119:65-72, Psalm – class choice

This Year’s Biblical Hebrew Class

October 4, 2010

Note:  there is a page on studying Biblical Hebrew here that I update.  The posting below does not get updated.

Rachel Montagu writes:

Here is an outline plan for readings for this year’s Hebrew class.

Modifications are possible if people feel that there is another direction they would rather pursue, but this gives us a starting point.

We will be meeting 6.30-8.30 on Fetter Lane, London EC4.

As before, cost will depend on the final number enrolled in the class, but I hope it will be less than Birkbeck’s current rate. The cost will be more in the spring and summer term than this term because there will be 2 more sessions in those terms.

And here’s the programme (anyone interested is very welcome to email me):

Hebrew Outline 2010-11

Ruth – Tis Pity She’s A Moabitess

6th October Ruth 1

13th October Ruth 2

20th October Ruth 3

[27th October – half term]

3rd November Ruth 4

Noah – A Perfect Man in His Generation

10th November Genesis 6:5-22, 7:1-3

17th November Genesis 7:4-23

24rd November Genesis 8:1-22

1st December Genesis 9:1-28

Leviticus: Blessing and Holiness

7th December Leviticus 8:1-21

14th December Leviticus 8:22-36, 9:22-24, 10:1-11

12th January Leviticus 16:1-20

19th January Leviticus 16:21-34, 19:1-7

26th January Leviticus 19:8-28

2nd February Leviticus 19: 29-37, 20:1-12

9th February Leviticus 20:13-27, 21:1-17

Chronicles – David’s Story

16th February 1 Chronicles 10:8-14, 11:1-14

[23rd February half term]

2nd March 1 Chronicles 11:15-19

9th March 1 Chronicles 13:1-12, 15:1-11

16th March 1 Chronicles 16:1-21

23rd March 1 Chronicles 16:22-43

30th March 1 Chronicles 17:1-27

6th April 1 Chronicles 21:1-30

Ezekiel the Visionary

27th April Ezekiel 1:1-20

4th May Ezekiel 1:21-28, 2:1-9, 3:1-3

11th May Ezekiel 16:1-27

18th May Ezekiel 18:1-28

24th May Ezekiel 24:15-27, 37:1-14

[1st June – half term]

Ezra and Nehemiah: The Torah of Returning and Rebuilding

8th June Ezra 3:1-13, 10:1-12

15th June Ezra 10:13-18, Nehemiah 1:1-11, 2:1-7

22st June Nehemiah 8:1-18, 9:30-33, 10:1, 31-40

Psalms

29th June Psalm 122, 123, 127

6th July Psalm 128, 131, 148

13th July Psalm 139, 61

20th July Psalm 40,