Eric D. Reymond
Before joining YDS in 2010 to teach Hebrew, Mr. Reymond taught Aramaic and related languages and topics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Author of two books (Innovations in Hebrew Poetry: Parallelism and the Poems of Sirach and New Idioms within Old: Poetry and Parallelism in the Non-Masoretic Poems of 11Q5(= 11QPsa)) and many articles, he researches the language and literary idiom of biblical and post-biblical Hebrew literature, especially that found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. He also is interested in the pedagogy of teaching ancient langauges; his lessons on Aramaic grammar have been incorporated into BibleWorks software. He is also a published poet, his poems having appeared in the New Orleans Review, the Portland Review, and New South, among others.
The Wisdom of Ben Sira, more than most other Hebrew texts that precede it, displays an obvious concern for language. Perhaps, this is partially attributable to the author’s belief that thinking and language are interconnected, a notion that the parallelism of Sir 37:16 seems to reflect: 'The beginning of any work (is) a word, / and the beginning of any deed is a thought' (Ms B)."
B.A., Bennington College
M.A., The University of Chicago
Ph.D., The University of Chicago
New Idioms within Old: Poetry and Parallelism in the Non-Masoretic Poems of 11Q5(= 11QPsa) (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, forthcoming).
Innovations in Hebrew Poetry: Parallelism and the Poems of Sirach (Studies in Biblical Literature 9; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2004).
Elementary Biblical Hebrew
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew