The Miscellaneous Books of the Bible

Winter 2019

Monday 10am-12.15pm
Monday 7-9.15pm
From: 29 July 2019
To: 23 September 2019
Paul Forgasz
8 week course (July 29, August 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23)

While the first two divisions of the Hebrew Bible – the Tanakah – are unified by a continuous narrative thread, the same cannot be said for the Khetuvim or ‘Writings.’

As the name suggests, this vague term reflects the diverse character of material collected in this third and final section, which includes wisdom literature, sacred poetry, apocalyptic prophecy and more.

In this course, we will study a selection from a number of these books, including Ruth, Esther, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Job, Ezra and Nechemiah.

Image caption:

Megillat Esther
20th century
Paper, ink, 205 x 252mm
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 6143

Cost

Early bird until 15 July
$240 Museum member
$265 Non-member

General
$265 Museum member
$290 Non-member
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