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Biblical Hebrew Reading Group

The reading group is lead by speakers of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Seminar. This 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 Michaelmas Term 2022, the Biblical Hebrew Reading Group seminars 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.

Schedule for Michaelmas Term 2022
Week 1

10 October


Oriel College, Harris Lecture Theatre at 11:30–1:00

Week 2

17 October

Göran Eidevall (Uppsala)

Hosea 9:1–9

Week 3

24 October

Cian Power (Oriel)

Exodus 18:13-27

Week 4

31 October

Dorota Molin (Oriel)

A Practical Introduction to the Babylonian Pronunciation Tradition and How to Use It

Week 5

07 November

Benjamin Suchard (Leuven)

Ezek 9:1–11

Week 6

14 November

Harald Samuel (Mansfield)

Joshua 20

Week 7

no session due to SBL Annual Meeting

Week 8

28 November

Holger Gzella (Munich)

Canticles 2

PDF Download of Michaelmas Term 2022 Schedule

Reading Groups in Previous Academic Years

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