SUMMER HEBREW REVIEW

JULY 8 – 12, 2018

Monday 8:00 am – Friday 12:00 pm
1 Credit

The Summer Hebrew Review is designed for busy parish pastors who desire to regain and enhance their skills for working in the original language of the Old Testament. It will also benefit students in the WELS worker training system whose studies have been interrupted and who now intend to continue their theological training.

This refresher starts with rules for oral Hebrew reading and covers basic biblical Hebrew grammar and syntax, with special emphasis on the verb. We will translate Job 1–2 and 42, chapters rich in Christological and pastoral significance. Students will be equipped to explore the sacred text with increasing detail and depth as the week progresses, will receive an annotated, internet-linked Job bibliography for future teaching/preaching, and will make an individual plan for further Hebrew study.

Dan Witte
Instructor

For questions about the course, please contact
Dan Witte
danwitte@gmail.com

Please direct all other questions to
Office of Continuing Education

continuinged@mlc-wels.edu
507.233.9139

SUMMER HEBREW INSTITUTE

JULY 15 – 19, 2019

Monday 8:00 am – Friday 12:00 pm
1 Credit

The Summer Hebrew Institute is an upper-level course in biblical Hebrew for pastors with a strong interest and ability in Hebrew.

The heart of the course will be the rapid reading of 1 Samuel 17-31 in Hebrew—about 30 pages. In these chapters, we will enjoy the lengthy account of David’s victory over Goliath, and the recurring demonstrations of David’s friendship with Jonathan. We will also contemplate the decline and death of Saul, including his visit to the medium at Endor.

We will see Hebrew with a higher than average number of textual difficulties and variant readings. In addition, each participant will be introduced to an upper-level Hebrew research tool or teaching tool with which he was not previously acquainted.

tom-nassThomas Nass
Instructor

For questions about the course, please contact
Thomas Nass
nasstp@mlc-wels.edu

Please direct all other questions to
Office of Continuing Education

continuinged@mlc-wels.edu
507.233.9139

GER9001 GERMAN INSTITUTE

JULY 15-19, 2019

Monday 8:00 am – Friday 12:00 pm
1 Credit

The Summer German Institute is an upper-level course in theological German for pastors with a strong interest and ability in German. Students will improve their ability to read theological German for content, increase their theological German vocabulary, locate online digitized texts by confessional Lutheran theologians, and read older German utilizing online dictionaries.

We will read from some of the writings of J.P. Koehler, a unique WELS theologian. In addition to excerpts from his seminal essay, Gesetzlich Wesen unter uns, we will read parts of his essay die Heiligung geschieht nicht mit Hurra which has much to say about Biblical leadership. As time allows, other possible readings include das lutherische Lied in which Koehler shares some thoughts on music appropriate for Lutheran worship, Materialismus und Christentum, in which Koehler shares his view of church history, as well as a couple of his opening addresses to students as president of the Seminary such as das zusammenhängende Studium der Heiligen Schrift and Theologisches Sprachstudium.

James Danell
Instructor

For questions about the course, please contact
James Danell
danelljc@mlc-wels.edu

Please direct all other questions to
Office of Continuing Education

continuinged@mlc-wels.edu
507.233.9139

Registration deadline for all on-campus courses is June 28, 2019.

Cost for Each Course

Tuition$310
Room & Linens$80
Lunch Plan Only (M-F)$25
Meal Plan (M-Th. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner plus Fri. Breakfast and Lunch)$60

There will be a limited number of air-conditioned rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early!