Genesis Redux: Divergent Readings

June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017

26th June – 30th June 2017

Three disturbing stories:

Lot and his Daughters (Gen. 19)
Dinah and Shechem (Gen. 34)
Tamar and Judah (Gen. 38)

Like all of the Book of Genesis, these three shocking stories represent a theology that is foundational to the theology of Jesus, but only if they are read symbolically with attention to every detail. When interpreted this way, some of the assumptions of the dominant theology and its reliance on the law are challenged and questioned. Deuteronomic theology is the dominant theology of Israel from the late Persian period onward, and it is this theology which Jesus argues with and challenges.

Lyn Bechtel, feminist Hebrew Bible scholar, reveals the true meaning of these three truly disturbing stories.

Residential prices start from £410, non-residential from £290. Discount rates for clergy and students apply.

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