Thursday, March 31, 2005

Student Paper Presentation on Jonah

Two of my best students, Roy DuBose III and Whitney Davis, today co-presented a paper entitled "Jonah in Biblical Hebrew: Puns and Wordplay" at Xavier's A Festival of Scholars. They have been learning Hebrew this semester and we've been reading Jonah in Hebrew. They did a great job with the presentation and the questions afterward. It was great how they were pronouncing Hebrew words, talking about tense, and how imperfect and perfect Hebrew verbs are not always easily matched in English. It made me proud to see students of mine presenting things that I find fascinating and important. It also helps to adverstise to the university that the Theology Department does some very academic things. Great job Roy and Whitney.

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