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Biblical Hebrew Reading Group

The reading group provides an opportunity to read a biblical text under the guidance of great international scholars, Junior Research Fellows, and advanced postgraduate students. The Biblical Hebrew Reading Group allows students, ranging from undergraduates to doctoral students, to improve their fluency in Hebrew, and to connect the philological working of the biblical text with conceptual frameworks. This group also allows students to engage at all levels. Those with more fluency read and translate, and those with less experience contribute to the conceptual work and practice their reading and grammar.

Convenor: Dr. Cian Power (Oriel)

In Michaelmas 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.

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Schedule for Michaelmas Term 2023
Week 1

9 Oct

[No session]

Week 2

16 Oct

Cian Power (Oriel) – Micah 1:1-9

Week 3

23 Oct

Harald Samuel (Mansfield) – Judges 6:6-13

Week 4
30 Oct
[No session]
Week 5

6 Nov

Hywel Clifford (Ripon College Cuddesdon) – Deut 23:1-8

Week 6

13 Nov

Guillermo Velilla Guerra (Christ Church) and Cian Power (Oriel) – Exod 32:1-6

Week 7
20 Nov
[No session]
Week 8

27 Nov

Adi Wiener (Tel Aviv University) and Cian Power (Oriel) – 1 Samuel 17:43-45Jeremiah 10:8-10, and Job 38:12-15.

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