Rome, Nero & Philippians 2:5–11 is a LIVE ONLINE Term 4 2023 TWO CLASS COURSE held virtually on Zoom on Two Wednesdays from 7:00–9:30pm EST. Once you register for this course, log into your MSI account, choose this course in 'My Courses', and you will find the Zoom link in the Course Contents along with all the course materials as they are shared.

Imagine being a community of the followers of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah in the Roman colony of Philippi during the reign of the Emperor Nero! What did Paul teach them so that they might survive or even thrive in such a tumultuous and mad world? What lessons are there for us today? The course opens with a discussion of the transition that took place from the time of the Roman Kingdom, to the Republic, to the Empire. This includes a discussion of the radical changes that took place from the 'golden age' of Augustus to the reign of Nero, the final Emperor of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. We will then bring all of this understanding to bear on our deep dive into Philippians 2:5
–11. Insights from elsewhere in Philippians will, of course, be a part of our study. Just like in the Galatians course, we will find a message that desperately needs to be lived!


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Henri Louis Goulet

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.

This course is closed for enrollment.