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REVIEW: Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories: A Student’s Guide to Nouns in the Old Testament (Zondervan, 2017)

In short, although I have often been frustrated with learning new languages, the common-sense, practical approach of the book has brought me back into active conversation with an essential dimension of the scriptures. It is well-organized and thoughtfully prepared, and I look forward to its continued use. I highly recommend it for students of Hebrew, as well as for students engaged in more generalized study of the Jewish and Christian traditions.

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A Lifetime of Biblical Greek: An Interview with SFTS Professor Emeritus Polly Coote

As I’ve been making my way through my academic program, one constant endeavor has been biblical Greek. This semester I enjoyed the instruction of Dr. Polly Coote, a veteran Greek teacher from San Francisco Theological Seminary. In the time that I have studied with her, I have experienced her as warm and engaging, having a wealth of practical insight… Read more »

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3 Things I Learned Teaching for the First Time

At the start of the semester I received a last-minute inquiry regarding my interest in interviewing for a part-time, short-term position at the Pacific School of Religion, one of the member schools at the Graduate Theological Union. The course attracted more enrollees than expected, creating an opening for a teaching assistant.  Like a good doctoral student I… Read more »