A Place Apart: Tabernacle and Temple in the Hebrew Bible

Start Date
2nd July 2018 12:00 am
End Date
3rd August 2018 11:59 pm

£60.00

14 in stock

Course Details

'Can God really dwell on earth?' asks King Solomon, at the dedication of the first Jerusalem temple. We will discuss various biblical answers to that question, as we explore ancient Israelite notions of divine presence (and divine absence). We will also consider the impact of the temple’s destruction in 586 BCE, and the consequences for the formation of the Hebrew Bible. No previous knowledge is required – just a willingness to engage with biblical texts from a fresh perspective.
This course can be completed in your own time, although we recommend setting aside 2-3 hours a week.
Each week will focus on some key biblical texts.  There will also be video, audio and written materials for you to engage with, and forums for you to share reflections and ask questions.
There will be two live online Q&As (dates to be confirmed). If you can’t join these discussions live, they will be recorded for you to watch at your convenience.
This course is intended for those who wish to explore the Bible in greater depth.  We will be looking at its original historical context, but also discussing our own responses to the material.

Dr Ann Conway-Jones is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, specialising in biblical interpretation. She combines her scholarship with 20 years’ experience of teaching adults. She is actively involved in Jewish-Christian dialogue, having served four years as joint Honorary Secretary of the Council of Christians and Jews.

Feedback from Ann’s previous courses: Enlightening, informative and excellent day’, ‘Tackled a huge subject in accessible way’, ‘Ann radiates confidence and is a great communicator’, ‘I learned a lot and benefitted from imaginative opportunities to participate’, ‘The Old Testament in a new light’, ‘Outstanding speaker’.

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