A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. Diane M. Sharon:

Other Gods Before Me — The Gods and Goddesses of Sumer and the Evolution of the God of Israel

 

Wrathful gods, passionate yet vengeful goddesses and divinities of mercy and death dominated religious life in the ancient Near East for thousands of years before evolving into the One God of Israel. In this course, we will meet these divine predecessors where they originated, in Sumer, from about 2300 BCE. Together we will discover their influence upon the imagery and activity of God the Creator in the Hebrew Bible.

The Harrison S. Kravis Course in Jewish Studies

Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

Dr. Diane M. Sharon is a scholar and teacher of the Hebrew Bible, Comparative Religion and Ancient Near Eastern Literature who has taught at the Academy for Jewish Religion, the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, Fordham University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She writes about the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context, comparative religion, literary analysis and women’s studies.

Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

Wrathful gods, passionate yet vengeful goddesses and divinities of mercy and death dominated religious life in the ancient Near East for thousands of years before evolving into the One God of Israel. In this course, we will meet these divine predecessors where they originated, in Sumer, from about 2300 BCE. Together we will discover their influence upon the imagery and activity of God the Creator in the Hebrew Bible.

The Harrison S. Kravis Course in Jewish Studies

Dr. Diane M. Sharon is a scholar and teacher of the Hebrew Bible, Comparative Religion and Ancient Near Eastern Literature who has taught at the Academy for Jewish Religion, the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, Fordham University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She writes about the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context, comparative religion, literary analysis and women’s studies.

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