by Carolyn Swanson, Study Leader
Bible Study: Every Wednesday, 10:30 AM – Noon
In this case “old” doesn’t mean boring; however, “new” does mean exciting. Beginning Wednesday, February 24th, at 10:30am, we will begin a great course study, The History and Archaeology of the Bible.
It is presented by National Geographic Historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts, DLitt: Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a National Geographic Historian and a member of the Doctoral Faculty in the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University. He earned his D.Litt. at Leiden University
These are the places we will visit:
1 The World of Genesis
2 The Tower of Babel
3 The Journeys of Abraham
4 Joseph in Egypt
5 The Story of Moses
6 The Mystery of the Exodus
7 The Settlement in the Promised Land
8 The Rise of the Israelite Monarchy
9 The Kingdom of David
10 The Temple of Solomon
11 The Northern Kingdom of Israel
12 The Rise of Assyria
13 The Rise and Fall of Judah
14 The Persian Era
15 The Empire of Alexander the Great
16 Judea in the Early Roman Empire
17 The Kingdom of Herod the Great
18 The World of the Gospels
19 The Birth of Jesus
20 Young Jesus
21 Jesus and John the Baptist.
22 The Ministry of Jesus
23 The Passover Events in Jerusalem
24 The Rise of Christianity
Each lesson is devoted to a particular division or book in the Judeo-Christian Bible. This course is deliberately presented from a nondenominational perspective and is accessible to everyone. It does not conform to any particular theological orientation but treats the biblical texts as historical documents. This is also true for the question of whether the figures of the Bible were historical characters, or whether some stories are rooted in myth or biblical legend. Each lesson looks for parallels between the biblical stories and historical sources, including evidence of ancient cities and monuments as well as tablets, letters, and works of art.
The course will be on Zoom. The screen literally will fill up with images and script. You will not want to miss it. All are welcome and you can join in on the series anytime. Questions? Contact Carolyn Swanson, email@example.com.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92147960020?pwd=NE9QTlQxNDNhUVFaUHdlSkJudi9Gdz09
Join by Phone Call: +1 (206) 337-9723
Meeting ID: 921 4796 0020
Carolyn Swanson know if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 390-7732.