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Alumni Academy: Greek & Hebrew for Life Conference

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

2825 Lexington Road

Louisville, KY 40280

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Teaching God’s Word is paramount among a pastor’s priorities. However, the demands of ministry are numerous and varied, making it easy for pastors to slip in their comprehension and utilization of the biblical languages. In this forthcoming Alumni Academy, Dr. Rob Plummer and Dr. Adam Howell, along with several other professors, will offer guidance for pastors who are trying to get back on track in their Greek and Hebrew language skills.

Along with the Friday-Saturday Alumni Academy, participants are encouraged to attend Dr. Plummer’s Greek Review course or Dr. Howell’s Hebrew review course held on campus at SBTS, January 7-11 (Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) This course will give attendees even more time to review Greek or Hebrew grammar and reading.

If you are interested in participating in this class option, please email admissions@sbts.edu to enroll. As a reminder, if you are not an alumnus of SBTS or Boyce, you will first need to complete a free student application to enroll in this course.

For more information about the Greek and Hebrew for Life Conference and lodging, please visit http://events.sbts.edu/alumniacademywinter.

Friday, January 11

12:30 p.m. Registration

1:30 p.m. Session I – Plenary I: Adam Howell – “Weighed in the Scales and Found Wanting”

3 p.m. Session II: (choose one)

HEBREW

T.J. Betts – “Jots and Tittles: Basic Noun Morphology” Norton 101

Jim Hamilton – “Using Hebrew in Sermon Preparation” Norton 102

Peter Gentry – “Using Discourse Grammar to Interpret Hebrew Narrative” Norton 103

GREEK

Brian Vickers – “Greek Really Does Matter: Exegetical Gems from Philippians” Norton 207

Rob Plummer – “Behind the Screencast: Exactly How I Record Daily Dose of Greek” Norton 195

OTHER

Nathan Parsons – “Earliest Bible Translations in English: A VIP Museum Experience” PRR

4 p.m. Session III: (choose one)

HEBREW

T.J. Betts – “Jots and Tittles: Basic Verb Morphology” Norton 101

Marcus Leman – “The Exegetical Value of Learning and Using the Masoretic Accents” Norton 102

GREEK

Tyler Flatt – “The Bible in Plain Latin: The Vulgate in Medieval and Renaissance Europe” Norton 103

Jonathan Pennington – “Cognitive Linguistics and Prepositions in 1 John” Norton 195

OTHER

Nathan Parsons – “Earliest Bible Translations in English: A VIP Museum Experience” PRR


Saturday, January 12

9 a.m. Session IV: (choose one)

HEBREW

Adam Howell – “How I Learned to Read: Strategies for and Benefits of Reading Hebrew Regularly” Norton 195

Peter Gentry – “The Hebrew Verbal System” Norton 103

GREEK

Denny Burk – “Nuances of the Infinitive: Why are Some Greek Prepositions Preceded by Articles?” Norton 101

David Wyman – “Learning Greek as a Living Language: Benefits, Resources, and Challenges” Norton 102

OTHER

Nathan Parsons – “Earliest Bible Translations in English: A VIP Museum Experience” PRR

10:15 a.m. Session V: (choose one)

HEBREW

Marcus Leman – “Can A Dead Language Live?: Using Communicative Language Learning To Benefit Your Biblical Hebrew Study” Norton 102

GREEK

Barry Joslin – “Grammar-Driven Theology: How Greek Grammar Undergirds Theology” Norton 101

Nat Erickson – “Improving Your Greek by Getting Outside the New Testament” Norton 103

OTHER

Nathan Parsons – “Earliest Bible Translations in English: A VIP Museum Experience” PRR

11:30 a.m. Lunch**

1:00 p.m. Session VI – Plenary II: Rob Plummer – “So Many Greek New Testaments… Which One to Buy/Read?”

** Lunch for prospective students will be provided along with a campus tour with an Admissions Team representative.

** The Commonweal Project is hosting a free lunch on Saturday, January 12th for anyone who would like to attend. To join, please add a "ticket" to this luncheon as you register on Eventbrite.

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