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Biblical Hebrew Reading Group

The reading group is an opportunity to read a biblical text under the guidance of great international scholars. We focus on reading, translation, grammar and the content of the texts. We read in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Participants range from absolute beginners to senior scholars.

Convenor: Dr. Cian Power (Oriel)

In Hilary Term 2023, the Biblical Hebrew Reading Group will run on Mondays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Consult at the Oriel College porter’s lodge for the 4-digit passcode to enter the Harris Seminar Room.

PDF Download of Hilary Term 2023 Schedule
Schedule for Hilary Term 2023
Week 1

January 16th

no session this week

Week 2

January 23rd 

Annie Calderbank (Oriel) and Harald Samuel (Mansfield)– Numbers 8.5-19

Week 3

January 30th

Sarah Wisialowski (Oriel) and Dorota Molin (Oriel) – Daniel 9.20-27

Week 4

February 6th 

Jiani Sun (Oriel) and Cian Power (Oriel) – Isaiah 57.1-13

Week 5

February 13th

Noam Mizrahi (Hebrew University) – Ezekiel 1

Week 6

February 20th

John Thuppayath (Oriel) Cian Power (Oriel)– Job 3.1-12, 16-18

Week 7

February 27th

Christine Rosa De Freitas (Oriel) and Phillip Lasater (Worcester)– Qohelet 4.4-12

Week 8

March 6th

Herald Gandi (Worcester) and Harald Samuel (Mansfield) – Jonah 2.3-4, Psalm 18.5-7; 102.1-2, 11

Reading Groups in Previous Academic Years

Download the schedule for 2022-23
Download the schedule for 2021-22
Download the schedule for 2020-21
Download the schedule for 2019-20
Download the schedule for 2018-19
Download the schedule for 2017-18