Congregation Beth Tikvah is pleased to announce the course “Archaeology and the Bible,” taught by congregant Chris Farrar in five weekly sessions starting this August.
It’s the foundation stone upon which is built the moral and ethical aspirations of more than 3.8 billion of the world’s people. And yet, it’s the product of a poor and tiny nation that existed in the shadow lands between the ancient world’s most powerful civilizations.
Who were the Israelites and where did they come from? Were the patriarchs real people and if so when did they live? Was the Exodus a historical event? Was there a united kingdom under King David? What events led to the destruction of the first temple, and how did that impact the writing of the Bible?
If you’re interested in learning what archaeology has to say about these questions you will want to mark your calendars for this course. Classes will begin at 7 p.m. on August 17, 23, 31, Sept. 7, 14. Held at Beth Tikvah. (Note: All classes will be held on a Thursday evening, except for the Aug. 23 class, which has been moved to accommodate the Jewish Federation of Columbus’ annual meeting.)
Contact the Congregation Beth Tikvah office to RSVP for the class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 614.885.6285.