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Bad Boys and Bad Girls in the Old Testament: Studies in Scriptural Biography
This class will be delivered remotely as Synchronous online sessions, 9-12 with an hour break for lunch and 1-3. Wycliffe has Zoom channels that allow us to connect online. One Zoom session can host up to 100 connections and allow users to share PowerPoints and all other applications on the desktop. Each participant will require a webcam and microphone, a default on laptops but desktops require the installation of a webcam. We will be able to divide into small discussion break out groups.
This course will examine how major characters in the Old Testament have been read, interpreted and proclaimed from the 19th Century through to today. Special attention will be given to Adam and Eve, Sarah, Abraham and Hagar, Lot, Lot's wife and daughters, Moses and Miriam, Rahab, Samson and Delilah, the Levite and the concubine, David and his women, Ahaz and Jezebel, Vashti and Ahasuerus, and images of "bad girls and boys". We will ask questions about how we read and interpret texts and how biblical stories can be used in the church today.
Deadline to drop course without academic or financial penalty is 12:00pm, Tuesday April 21