Jewish Apocalyptic Literature: What Books like 'Revelation' Do
Sep 18 & 25
Apocalypse Now! What Books Like 'Revelation' Do is an ONGROUND ONLY MINI course held at the Messianic Studies Institute (4950 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43230) from 7:00–9:30pm TWO WEDNESDAYS: Sept 18 & 25.
What's an apocalypse? Is it a catastrophe like pop culture thinks? What does an apocalypse do to its hearers and readers? This course introduces the category of literature that the Book of Revelation belongs to and equips us to read Revelation responsibly. We will look at profound examples of Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, namely 4 Ezra and 1 Enoch.
Sep 18 & 25
Henri’s primary interests include the Biblical languages (specializing in Biblical Greek); the reciprocal relationship between the Tanakh and the New Covenant Scriptures; the study of the New Covenant Scriptures from the 'Within Judaism Perspective'; the Way of the LORD as a Biblical worldview and way of life; the origin, meaning, and instantiation of ekklēsia; the Jewish-Graeco-Roman milieu of the New Covenant Scriptures; 2nd Temple Jewish Literature, especially the 'Pseudepigrapha'; the full Good News; the kingship/kingdom of God; the letters of Paul; ancient rhetoric; hermeneutics; paradigms; and conceptual metaphor. He is a member of the SBL and the SPOSTST, and has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Biblical Greek and/or NT at the seminaries of Ashland and Capital University. Henri currently serves as the Academic Dean and Executive Director of MSI, as well as the Education Coordinator of Beth Messiah Congregation.