MEMRA 2018 Registration Open Now Until January 7

I’ve gotten a couple recent emails about whether MEMRA courses will be available in 2018. Some folks on the livestream asked about it as well. It was good timing, since I had it on my list of things to think about this weekend. I’ve decided to open up a module […]

Review of Passion Translation of Song of Songs (Solomon): “Truly Awful”

The first few sentences of this review of the Song of Songs (aka, the Song of Solomon) in the Passion Translation (the one that is enthusiastically promoted by NAR apostles) says it all: This translation of the Song of Songs is truly awful. As a professor of biblical studies who works with the original […]

The Myth of an Aramaic Original New Testament

I get questions about whether the New Testament was originally written in Aramaic. Some really aren’t questions; they are (I presume) well-meaning people trying to inform me of the “fact” of Aramaic primacy. In light of those sorts of emails, it was nice to come across a well-written summary of […]

Registration for MEMRA Module 2 for 2017 Now Open

I just posted the new module registration page for the second module of MEMRA’s 2017 language courses. In case you are not familiar with my MEMRA site, here is an explanation from the landing page: MEMRA courses provide academic content at a level similar to what would be experienced in […]

Geek Out on Ancient Language Study for Christmas!

If you’ve wanted to learn biblical Greek or Hebrew (or maybe something even more adventurous, like biblical Aramaic or Ugaritic), now is the time. The end of registration for the first 2017 module of MEMRA (midnight, December 25) is fast approaching. These are lengthy video courses (broken down over the […]

Registration for MEMRA 2017 Module 1 Now Open

Registration for MEMRA ancient language courses is now open. Please bookmark the registration page. There is plenty of time to register, as registration ends on Christmas day. MEMRA ancient languages modules are 52 weeks (one year) in duration, beginning at the start date for the module (January 2, 2017) indicated […]

2nd MEMRA Module for 2016 – Registration Now Open

The second module for my ancient language courses (MEMRA) is now available for registration.  Here are the relevant details: Courses Offered Beginning Biblical Hebrew Beginning Biblical Greek Beginning Biblical Aramaic Beginning Ugaritic Course descriptions can be found here.  Each course has a textbook requirement not covered by the course cost. […]

2nd MEMRA Module for 2016 – Registration Now Open

The second module for my ancient language courses (MEMRA) is now available for registration.  Here are the relevant details: Courses Offered Beginning Biblical Hebrew Beginning Biblical Greek Beginning Biblical Aramaic Beginning Ugaritic Course descriptions can be found here.  Each course has a textbook requirement not covered by the course cost. […]

2nd MEMRA Module for 2016 – Registration Now Open

The second module for my ancient language courses (MEMRA) is now available for registration.  Here are the relevant details: Courses Offered Beginning Biblical Hebrew Beginning Biblical Greek Beginning Biblical Aramaic Beginning Ugaritic Course descriptions can be found here.  Each course has a textbook requirement not covered by the course cost. […]

Registration for MEMRA 2016, Module 1, Now Open

The first MEMRA module will begin January 11, 2016. Registration is now open. Four courses are being offered: Beginning Biblical Hebrew (140+ videos) Beginning Biblical Greek (130+ videos) Beginning Biblical Aramaic (140+ videos) Beginning Ugaritic (50+ videos) See the Course Descriptions for the required textbook for each course. Each course […]