Exploring the Bible as Literature, part 2
September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 26, 2017
There is a lot of repetition in the Bible – some stories and themes are repeated numerous times, phrases and dialogue are sometimes repeated verbatim. Why is that? What do we call writing about people who actually lived (King David, Joab, etc) but with dialogue that couldn’t have been preserved for thousands of years – is it history or fiction or something else? We will explore those questions by examining parts of Genesis, 1 Samuel, and 1 Kings. In movies we can see space, for example, how far one person is from another or how long the road ahead is, but written work does not have the advantage of visuals. How are space and time conveyed in narrative? Using the example of King David’s flight from Jerusalem in 2nd Samuel, we will take a look. It can be difficult to place biblical stories in our own lifetime since they took place long ago and in a very different culture. By reading parts of Exodus alongside parts of “Moses, Man of the Mountain” by Zora Neale Hurston, we will see how such a retelling can reveal critical aspects of the biblical account. Classes will include lecture, reading, discussion, and plenty of time for questions (as well as snacks!).
You do not need to have attended part one of Exploring the Bible as Literature to understand and enjoy part two.
The Rev. Kristine Franke Hill
A native Texas, Pastor Kris Hill grew up in Austin where her father was a Lutheran pastor. She received a bachelor degree in theology at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, a master of divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, and a master of sacred theology in Old Testament and Homiletics from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. She has served congregations in Houston, Texas, Conover, North Carolina, and is now pastor of Shepherd King Lutheran in San Antonio. She has also been an adjunct professor at Texas Lutheran University in recent years, teaching Introduction to Theology and Old Testament Studies. She loves learning about the Bible and exploring its meaning with others.
For information or to register by phone, contact Brenda at (210) 341-1366 EXT 212
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