The Names of God is an ONGROUND ONLY Session 1 (7:00–8:15pm) course held at the Messianic Studies Institute (4950 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43230) Monday nights starting 4/2/2018.
When one's relationship to God changes, so do the names by which one addresses and refers to God. We will take a comprehensive look at the primary names of God from Genesis through Revelation, focusing on the reasons why some texts (e.g., Nahum) use only YHWH while other texts (e.g., Ecclesiastes) never use it, why some names once acceptable are no longer, why God creates with one name in Genesis 1 but creates with a different name in Genesis 2, why the personal name of God stopped being pronounced by Jews, and how God’s personal name is still traceable in the Greek of the New Covenant Scriptures.
Apr 2, Apr 9, Apr 16, Apr 23, Apr 30, May 7, May 14, May 21
Dr. Meier began teaching at the Ohio State University in 1986 in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and is the author of The Messenger in the Ancient Semitic World (1988), Speaking of Speaking: Marking Direct Discourse in Biblical Hebrew (1992), and Themes and Transformations in Old Testament Prophecy (2009). He also serves as Adjunct Professor of History, where he teaches the History of Ancient Israel. Among his many honors, he has been a guest at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio (Italy), has been the Edwards Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion, and was recognized as the Bronfmann Distinguished Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies (College of William and Mary). Dr. Meier has received the Ohio State University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring. He is presently engaged in research in the Deuteronomistic History and prophecy in ancient Israel.