Welcome to The Hub for online Jewish classes and events. Find an upcoming event hosted by Jewish organizations across the world, or explore our on-demand section to view recordings of past events.

Loading Events

Early Translations of the Bible

Hosted By: Haberman Institute

The Septuagint, the first translation of the biblical texts from Hebrew to Greek was completed centuries before the Hebrew Bible was even canonized in the 1st-2nd century CE. Also, as the spoken language was Aramaic in the Jewish community, it became customary in places of study to read the Hebrew text and immediately follow it by reading an Aramaic translation. Eventually, these practices led to several written translations into Aramaic.

Much can be learned from these translations, as they may reflect the opinion of the translator or may reflect the use of a different version of the Hebrew text than the one we have today… or the translators may have even added or modified the text for various cultural or theological reasons.

Examine these early biblical translations and discuss their impact on Jewish tradition leading to our understanding of the Bible today.

The event listed here is hosted by a third party. My Jewish Learning/70 Faces Media is not responsible for its content or for errors in the listing.

Discover More

The 12 Minor Prophets

Twelve "minor prophets" form one "book" concluding the Prophets, the middle section of the Hebrew Bible.

Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi: Back in the Land

These three prophets are principally concerned with the status of the Temple, the new religious hierarchy, and the religious obligations of the post-exilic community.

Prophets (Nevi’im)

Nevi’im (the Prophets section of the Bible) presents Israel's history as a nation on its land.