Abraham & his Nephew Lot: Stories of the Ancestors
Session Description: In two of the most controversial passages in the Abraham cycle (Genesis 12-24), Abraham offers his son as a human sacrifice, and Lot offers his daughters to be gang-raped by a crowd. Each story reveals much about the founders of ancient Israel, and challenges our notions of sacred Scripture.
Session Information: Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 10:00-11:40 a.m. This event will be offered in-person (O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium) with a simultaneous live-streamed online option. You will need to choose either in-person or online learning modality when you register. If you opt for online learning, you will receive information by email to access the program. The actual Join URL will be sent out to registrants two business days prior to the session. If you have not received it by then, please contact the Selim Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately. Students opting for in-person learning will receive an informational email two days prior to the event.
Session Educator: David Penchansky is professor emeritus at the University of St. Thomas, where he taught from 1989 to 2019. His most recent book was published by Eerdmans, Understanding Hebrew Wisdom. Forthcoming is his commentary on Hosea, a chapter in The Jerome Blibical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century from Bloomsbury. His book, Solomon and the Ant: The Qur'an in Conversation with the Bible will appear this fall, published by Wipf and Stock. He has taught many classes in the Selim Center.
Fee for the session: $15.00 per person
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