Where: La Posada

Cost: $165.00 for 6 session(s)

Type: In Person


Instructor: Beth Alpert Nakhai received her Master’s in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School (1979), and her M.A. (1985) and Ph.D. (1993) from The University of Arizona.

The Bible and More

The literature of the ancient Near East abounds with tales of great adventure. Gods and mortals battle divine and mythical creatures, travel afar, find friendship, fall in love, struggle against adversity, confront their enemies, and fight for their people. Join us as we read some of these epic stories and poems, which are found in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha, and in the literatures of Babylon, Egypt and Canaan. Moses and the pharaoh of Egypt, Jael and Sisera, David and Goliath, Esther and Ahasuerus, Daniel in Babylon, Judith and Holophernes, Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Marduk and Tiamat, Baal and Anat, and the intrepid Sinuhe – their tales and more will be the subject of our class. Bring your Bible to class – and bring a notebook, too. Some of these stories might inspire you to do some writing of your own!

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