Pittsburgh Theological Seminary invites area clergy to refresh their Old Testament Hebrew by reading together selections from the Old Testament and reviewing essential points of grammar. The Rev. Dr. James A. Durlesser, lecturer in biblical languages at PTS and a retired United Methodist pastor, will lead the course. Classes are held Mondays from 12:30-2:00 p.m. from Sept. 30-Nov. 4, 2013. This term will focus on Advent Old Testament and Psalter from the Lectionary Readings, Year A. Terms II and III will be held Jan. 6-Feb. 17, 2014 and March 24-May 12, 2014 respectively.

There will be an opportunity to examine modern translations with an eye to the question of why scholars have made the choices they have in rendering the Old Testament into English. Participants can expect that their sermons, teaching, and general theological understanding will all gain from their experience in this study group.

Registration fee is $95 per term. Contact the Continuing Education Office at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@pts.edu with questions. Additional information is on the CE website.