Blessing in the Bible & Tradition


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Blessing in the Bible & Tradition 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: Jan 17 & 24.

Course Description:

The word ‘blessing’ is one of the most often used words in religious speech, yet one of the most difficult to define. Is it a prayer? Is the meaning the same in both the Tanakh (OT) & New Covenant Scriptures (NT)? When we say “God bless you!” what are we really saying? We will trace the meaning of ‘blessing’ throughout the Bible and related tradition.

Course Dates:

Jan 17 & 24

2017-2018 ONGROUND Course Brochure

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Howard Silverman
Howard Silverman

Howard's primary interests include the Hebrew Bible, Biblical studies, Rabbinic Literature, Jewish culture and tradition, and the Jewish essence of the New Covenant Scriptures and faith. He has been in full-time Jewish ministry since 1980, and has served as the Congregational Leader of Beth Messiah Congregation since 1991. Howard has been the President of MSI as well as a Board and Faculty member since its inception in 1994. He was the President of the UMJC from 2008–2012.

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