The “Old, Weird Bible”
Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor: Rabbi Neal Gold (Read Bio)
Dates: 10 Tuesdays, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 & 12/19
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $450, financial aid is available
Hosted by: Hebrew College
Sea monsters… ancient gods, giants, and demons… familiar Torah heroes cast in a strange light…: The Bible as we have it is a palimpsest for earlier stories and myths which occasionally peek up between the editorial seams of the text. This course will focus on those bizarre and wonderfully fascinating passages in the Torah that make us ask, “What is this?!” Inspired by cultural historian Greil Marcus’s “The Old, Weird America,” we’ll discover a Bible that is a much stranger and funkier than it is often credited with being. Reading closely these often-overlooked passages helps us understand the Torah better—and reveals secrets about its past and about us.
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