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A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. Diane M. Sharon:

Not Just Another Pyramid Scheme: Ancient Egypt in Genesis, Myth or History?

The relationship between Israel and Egypt predates the book of Exodus, starting with the very origins of the biblical Hebrews. Abraham, traditionally seen as the father of the Jewish people, flees to Egypt during a famine in Canaan, marking the beginning of an ambivalent, often tempestuous, relationship between the Hebrews and the Land of Egypt. We will study the literary and theological functions of the stories of Israel and Egypt in the book of Genesis, considering archaeological and literary evidence for the relationship between Israel and Egypt from Abraham and Sarah to the death of Joseph.

Mondays, 11:30 – 1:00 PM
March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

OFFERED VIRTUALLY

 

Skirball Academy General Information

 

The Thomas Epstein 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.

Mondays, 11:30 – 1:00 PM
March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

The relationship between Israel and Egypt predates the book of Exodus, starting with the very origins of the biblical Hebrews. Abraham, traditionally seen as the father of the Jewish people, flees to Egypt during a famine in Canaan, marking the beginning of an ambivalent, often tempestuous, relationship between the Hebrews and the Land of Egypt. We will study the literary and theological functions of the stories of Israel and Egypt in the book of Genesis, considering archaeological and literary evidence for the relationship between Israel and Egypt from Abraham and Sarah to the death of Joseph.

OFFERED VIRTUALLY

 

Skirball Academy General Information

 

The Thomas Epstein 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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