Navigating the Bible
To: 8 April 2019
People who love books love the Bible – it has so many qualities found in good books: adventure, drama, romance, truth, inspiration, elegant speech and more. Like all great literature it is thought-provoking. While it gives answers, it also raises questions. This course is intended as a road map to the Bible. It seeks to guide you through the twists and turns of the biblical landscape. Whether you’ve previously seen some of that landscape, or none of it, there is always more to discover.
Each week we will examine one or two biblical books. For each book, a brief introduction will be provided, focusing on the book’s structure and purpose, and locating it within its sociocultural and historical context. One or two representative texts from each book will also be studied.
This is a repeat of the same course first offered in 2013.
Image caption: Miniature Bible
Prepared by Rabbi Menachem M. Scholtz
Late 19th century, Warsaw, Poland
Ink on paper, silver, magnifying glass, 20 x 30 mm
Donated by Katherine Rechtman in memory of her parents, Hedy and Jack Brent.
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 2765