Last MEMRA Module Open Now

Posted By on July 10, 2011

Indeed, this will be the last offering in MEMRA for likely a year. I am rethinking the experiment and will post something about 2012 in September.

As far as this last module, here is the link for registration (which will last two weeks).

Here is the list of courses; all courses are six weeks long, except for the language courses, which are 52 weeks / one year:

How We Got the New Testament ($50; six weeks)

  • An introduction to the collection and historical transmission of the text of the New Testament. Attention will focus on the canonical process, ancient scribal tasks, copying and transmission of the biblical text, and ancient and modern translation of the biblical texts. The student will be introduced to types of errors in manuscript transmission, divergent readings in manuscripts, text-critical principles of evaluating errors and divergent readings, and the history of the printed New Testament.
    • Taught by Rick Brannan – Rick handles all the Greek NT Projects for Logos and has done so for many years. This will be a treat for those interested in NT textual criticism. Rick has a deep knowledge of the subject.

Old Testament Theology III ($50; six weeks)

  • An examination of Old Testament theology in the flow of biblical history, from Genesis 6 through the period of the conquest. Special focus on divine plurality, the sons of God, the Babel incident, Yahweh embodied as the Angel, and holy war in the Old Testament.

Beginning Hebrew Grammar ($200; 52 weeks)

  • The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook (Futato) and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. Students should expect to commit an average of 20-30 minutes per day every day to the course.

Beginning Greek Grammar ($200; 52 weeks)

  • The course involves working through the entirety of the required textbook (Black, 2nd ed) and therefore requires a good deal of memorization. Students should expect to commit an average of 20-30 minutes per day every day to the course.

1 Enoch III ($50; six weeks)

  • A continuation of the the first two Enoch modules (chs. 72-108)

 

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9 Responses to “Last MEMRA Module Open Now”

  1. Ken says:

    Frankly, I’ve been worried that Memra might come to an end because it has been almost too good to be true. I signed on at the beginning of its existence and have loved every minute of it. I’ve learned more from these classes then I did in my undergrad theology courses at a major evangelical university at a fraction of the cost. I strongly encourage anyone who hasn’t yet tried Memra to do it while you can and a big thank you to Dr. Heiser for putting so much time and effort into these courses; they have been a blessing to me. I only hope that Dr. Heiser does continue with his on-line teaching in some form in the future.

    • MSH says:

      Thanks Ken – and you’re the kind of student that in an embodied class would make it worth my time. (Dirty little secret of faculty = finding 1-2 students in every class that will make it stimulating for the prof). I had some of those students – you’d just pray they took your classes.

    • blop2008 says:

      Amen to that Ken, I wholeheartedly agree.

  2. Patrick says:

    I registered for the BIBTHO5 module. Never did online before, I will need some help here.

  3. B. J. S says:

    I desperately hope you keep the institute going in the future.

  4. Shirley Dunnells says:

    Sir,

    I just discovered you this evening and have been reading your writings for hours with intense interest. I am so sorry you are considering ceasing your online classes. I hope you continue as I will feel I have lost a tremendous opportunity before I really had it. Thank you for all of your work and all of your postings.

    Shirley

    • MSH says:

      well, they aren’t completely dead / out of the question yet. The language courses will be available. I’m not sure about the others. I’ll announce something here in 2012 (first quarter I presume).

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