Pastors' Academy
Study Days & Hours

Biblical Languages

We run online Study Hours in Hebrew and Greek.

The aim of both is to help you maintain and develop your language skills, with a view to deepening your understanding of Scripture and strengthening your preaching. The sessions focus on particular biblical texts, revising and refreshing grammar as it arises, and discussing exegetical and expositional issues. We won’t expose your linguistic competence to scrutiny, but we will invite you to participate actively!

Hebrew Study Hour

David Green, Vice-Principal of London Seminary, teaches seven online Hebrew Study Hours each academic year. 

The first session on 11th October 2022 will be looking at the Book of Ruth and will consider inter-textuality, verbal motifs and grammatical gender mismatch. 

These Study Hours are appropriate for those with a good grounding in biblical Hebrew, even if it is now rusty. For example, if you can translate Exodus 20:1-3 at sight, identifying and parsing the verbs, you probably have a sufficient grounding in biblical Hebrew.

Time: Tuesdays, login 8:45, study hour 9:00 – 10:00.

Dates: 11th October, 1st November, 29th November 2022, 17th January, 14th February, 25th April, 23rd May 2023.

Cost:  £15 per session, or all seven sessions for £75 (please contact us if you are in pastoral ministry and cannot afford this).

You can book here.

Greek Study Hour

Stéphane Simonnin, Lecturer in NT Greek at London Seminary, teaches seven online Greek Study Hours each academic year.

These sessions are appropriate for those with a good grounding in biblical Greek, even if it is now rusty. For example, if you can translate John 5:24-25 at sight, identifying and parsing the verbs, you have a sufficient grounding to benefit from these sessions.

In 2022/23, we will be looking at 1 Peter.

Time: Tuesdays, login 11.45, study hour 12:00 – 1:00.

Cost:  £15 per session, or all seven sessions for £75 (please contact us if you are in pastoral ministry and cannot afford this).

Dates: 18th October, 15th November, 13th December 2022, 24th January, 21st February, 2nd May, 6th June 2023.

You can book here.

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