LEARNING CURVE Spring 2013
Art History, Archaeology, Astronomy, History, Literature, Philosophy, Music
From Solomon to Ahab: Reading the Book of First Kings
In this class, we will read the Book of First Kings,
found in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).
We will discuss the reigns of Solomon and his
successors, and consider the ways in which
the fledgling nation of Israel was – and was
not – a success. The stories are exceptional,
full of religion, passion, drama and ambition – all set on the stage of Israel’s first century
as a nation. Even though the stories we will
read were written almost three millennia ago,
they still speak to us today. We will consider
them as sacred text, as a window into the world
of ancient Israel, and as stories for our time.
Bring your Bible to class each week, and bring
a notebook, too. Some of these stories might
inspire you to do some writing of your own!
When: Wednesdays, Jan 16 – Feb 27, 9:30-11:30am
(no class Feb 6)
Where: The Windmill Inn (Board Room), 4250 N.
Cost: $145 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Beth Alpert Nakhai received her Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School (1979), and her M.A. (1985) and Ph.D. (1993) from The University of Arizona. She is an Associate Professor in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at The University of Arizona, where she teaches courses in archaeology, biblical studies and biblical Hebrew, women in ancient Israel and ancient Near Eastern history.