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Two English Translations of the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter (21st Century) and King James Version (KJV) (17th Century), Part II
May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019
Join us for part two of this class with Rabbi Rob Toren. We will continue with a seven-session exploration of two translation masterpieces of the Hebrew Bible aka Tanakh. With the original Hebrew as a starting point, we will note how these two artful translations wrestle with and attempt to resolve the daunting challenges of translation. Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew is not required though certainly helpful in appreciating both translations’ artistry and skill.
Rob will provide texts, though students are welcome to purchase their own editions. A reminder that the KJV does contain the Christian Bible.
Time: Wednesday nights, 7:30-8:45pm
Dates: May 15-June 26 (7 sessions)
Cost: Free of charge. Donations to the CBS adult education fund are appreciated.
Rabbi Rob Toren has recently retired from 21 years as Samis Foundation executive. Relevant to this course, his background includes Harvard A.B. in Near Eastern Languages and Literature, with a focus on the Hebrew Bible and its grammatical and syntactical structures. Subsequent Biblical studies included two years of twice weekly studies with Nechama Leibovitz z”l in Jerusalem as well as courses at the Hebrew University in Midrash and Talmud.