: eTeacherBiblical.com is offering curious people around the world the chance to ask questions about the Bible, and receive detailed answers via brief video tutorials from a recognized authority on Biblical and Modern Hebrew.

Get answers to “Who is Satan?” and “Why does Michelangelo Depict Moses with Horns?”.

Each installment of the “Biblical Hebrew Question of the Week” video series runs approximately six minutes and includes a brief animated presentation along with verbalized Hebrew and English translations, and Old Testament contexts.

The questions of the week are available on eTeacher’s YouTube channel and also on its
Facebook page. Anyone can ask and comment on eTeacher’s website.

The Biblical Hebrew Question of the Week series debuted quietly in April, and already includes 24 of the mini-tutorial answer installments.

“Some Biblical Hebrew words have multiple interpretations so answers can differ according to the context,” said Sigal Zohar, the eTeacher faculty member anchoring the video series. “For example, Satan or “Ha-Sah-tan” can be a personal name with or without an article, or it can mean an ‘adversary’ or ‘opponent’ or ‘the Satan’.” Zohar, who brings nearly two decades of experience teaching Hebrew, literature and creative writing to the project, points out that the word can also mean “supernatural” or “a celestial figure near the Lord” as noted in Job 1:6.

In one of her initial videos, Zohar also answers the mysterious question of why Michelangelo’s 16th century statue of Moses depicts the Patriarch with short horns on his head. She explains that while the original Biblical Hebrew language in Exodus described Moses’ face as “shining” upon receipt of the Ten Commandments, the Latin translation assessed the Hebrew word “kar-nai-yim” to mean Moses’ face was “horned,” leading to Michelangelo’s famous interpretation.

The eTeacher Group’s Biblical Hebrew program teaches students to read the Bible in its original language. Through the joint venture, Biblical Hebrew students learn in virtual classes conducted via live video conferencing from anywhere in the world. A certified instructor presents lesson materials via a multimedia application running on each student’s computer screen through which students can speak with the teacher and other class members. Course materials include a blend of classic and online content developed specifically for online learning.

The online classes are very interactive with animated student discussions occurring throughout and students experiencing the benefit of a fully-participative classroom experience. This interactive aspect of eTeacher’s program now extends to the Biblical Hebrew Question of the Week with questions accepted free of charge from any interested party and a full dialog-based response occurring on video. The eTeacher’s YouTube channel can be found at http://youtube.com/user/learnClassicalHebrew.

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