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My name is G. Brooke Lester. If you would like to reach me, please fill this contact form.
I am Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible, and Director for Emerging Pedagogies, at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston IL). I received my degree in Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary.
As Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible, I teach Old Testament and biblical languages. My current teaching focus is on communicative language acquisition in the learning of Biblical Hebrew. My current research interest is figurative allusion in the Hebrew Bible as an aspect of biblical literary poetics.
As Director for Emerging Pedagogies, I support faculty colleagues in their adoption of learning technologies and their finding of best practices in online and blended teaching.
Anumma is an academic blog on the intersection of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, digital learning, and higher education. This blog does not seek to privilege the theological perspectives of any particular faith or denomination.
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Why “Anumma”? This Akkadian word is often found in Old Babylonian letters. Coming after the salutation and the circumstances of the letter, anumma introduces the main point: a request, a report, an instruction. Anumma is often translated, “And now…” (Compare it, for example, to biblical Hebrew ועתה). The word appeals to me as a site title because of its sense of immediacy and relevance.