AITB (Italian Association of Bible Translators) porposes a short intensive course on topics related to Bible translation for the Summer 2019.
– Hebrew for Exegesis and Bible Translation: An Introduction
Dr. Aaron Hornkohl (University Language Teaching Officer in the Hebrew Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies & Director of Studies, Girton College University of Cambridge).
This course, for which familiarity with Ancient Hebrew is recommended, but not required, will focus on various translation-related disciplines, practically demonstrating the importance of Hebrew knowledge to the field of Bible translation.
Among the topics to be covered are exegesis, textual criticism, discourse analysis, theBiblical Hebrew verbal system, ancient Jewish and inner-biblical interpretation, the historical depth of Hebrew Bible reading traditions, linguistic variety and diachronic development, and the value of extra-/post-biblical Hebrew sources and cognate languages.
Lessons: 15 hours (+ 6 hours of practical sessions).
– Cross-Cultural Communication of the Gospel Message
Brad Willits (Field Ministries Officer and Bible Translation Consultant, Pioneer Bible Translators).
This course focuses on the reality of cross-cultural barriers in the transfer of information.The person desiring to share a message with people of a different culture would do well to understand these dynamics, especially if the message being communicated is profound, life-changing, and eternally important.
Lessons: 8 hours.
Where: At IBEI (Italian Evangelical Biblical Institute) near Rome. More info about the institute location at this link
When: July 1-6, 2019 (Monday to Saturday). Arrival June 30 (afternoon or evening), departure July 6 (evening) or July 7 (morning), depending on personal needs or preferences.
Other info: Classes will be in English. A guided tour to the Ancient Ostia excavations called “Setting of Biblical Rome “ (by Fares Marzone – IBEI Principal) will be included.
Cost: € 950 all-inclusive (board and lodging, study materials, guided tour and transportation back and forth to the airport).The cost may less, based on the number of participants.The minimum number of participants is set at 5.
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