Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
The stories in the first few chapters of Genesis are familiar to us all; we know what we see in our mind’s eye when we hear the phrase “forbidden fruit,” or what we envision when we think of 6 days of creation. But how were these stories heard in a world where Zeus, Marduk, or Amon-Ra reigned supreme? The stories of the nascent world had elements that would have been easily recognizable and understandable to the ancient audiences, but they also are strong polemics that interweave what at the time was likely to be revolutionary thoughts and ideas. Join us on Feb 28th as we probe layers of the biblical text in relation to itself, and other ancient stories.