Understanding the Old Testament
In-Person and Zoom • Every Sunday (with exceptions) • September 18-April 23 • 10:30-11:30am
Zoom Only • Every Tuesday (with exceptions) • September 20-April 25 • 7-8pm
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The world’s oldest most famous religious book and major part of our Christian Bible is a collection of ancient literature from multiple genres, times and places taking study to better understand. This video lecture series with time for discussion will first read scripture within the context of the ancient Near East and then as a work with the capacity to transcend time and place. We will begin by learning the basic story of ancient Israel; then will see how some of the literature explores the meaning of life; finally we look at the books that seem foundational to our intellectual tradition.
Our lecturer, Robert Miller II, PhD University of Michigan, Professor of Old Testament at The Catholic University of America, is Secular Franciscan and a scholar with authority in history, literature, religion and archaeology of ancient Israel. He was one of the translators of the New American Bible Revised Edition.