A New Look at the Old Testament
1st, 3rd Wednesday 10:00-11:30am
Is the OLD Testament still relevant today? Who wrote it and why? This fall, we’ll continue to take a NEW look at the OLD Testament through this video lecture series produced by the Great Courses. We’ll explore the writings of the prophets, the poetry of the Psalms, the wisdom of Proverbs, the suffering of Job, and how we might see the entire Old Testament as one grand story. These dynamic lectures, given by Robert D. Miller II, Professor of Old Testament at The Catholic University of America, examine the original contexts and give us a new look at these ancient texts with a fresh perspective.
We’ll watch the video together as a group and then have a discussion facilitated by Pastor Maureen. The class will meet every first and third Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. We’ll meet on Zoom, but anyone who feels comfortable gathering in-person at the church is welcome to do so (masks are required). We’ll have a computer set up in the parlor so the gathered group will be able to see and hear those gathered on Zoom. All welcome! Contact Pastor Maureen for zoom link or access the link through the Members section of the website.
|Sep 15||"Amos: Prophet of Justice"||Dec 1||"The Music of the Psalms"|
|Oct 6||"The Prophet Isaiah in Three Movements"||Dec 15||"Proverbs in the Bible: Wisdom Literature"|
|Oct 20||"Jeremiah: Persecuted Prophet"||Jan 19||"Ecclesiastes and the Vanity of Vanities"|
|Nov 3||"The Book of Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature"||Feb 2||"Jobs Suffering and Understanding"|
|Nov 17||"The Study of the Psalms"||Feb 16||"Slaying the Dragons of the Old Testament"|
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