About this course

This online course gives you a taster of what it would be like to learn a Biblical Language. Biblical Languages for Fun is a year-long set of weekly online sessions that provide a simple introduction to the key features of Hebrew and New Testament Greek.

It opens up some of the issues that translators are faced with, to provide deeper insight into English Bible versions. It will offer a richer understanding of key biblical terms that are rooted in a cultural context. And it will offer a taster of the more demanding task of learning the languages.

Find out more about Biblical Languages for Fun by watching a video from Revd Dr Simon Stocks, the course lecturer:

Course details

This online course is open to anyone with an interest in the linguistic features of the Bible and its languages, and no academic qualifications are needed.

The course is offered free of charge. We invite participants to make donations to the Tattersall Bursary Fund (which supports students facing financial hardship to enable them to continue their studies).

Classes run on Zoom and all resources will be provided online.

There is no assessment and completing the course does not carry any academic qualification.

Course dates and times:

Course sessions will be online, on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm (20 in total)

  • Autumn term 2022: 13th September to 6th December (no class 25th October)
  • Winter term 2023: 10th January to 7th March (no class 28th February)

The course runs for one hour a week, and there is no expectation of any homework or self-guided learning between classes. However, additional resources will be provided if you wish to use them. There will be a limited amount of time for discussion and Q&A in class. There is no provision of any other tutorial support/input.