New Directions in Old Testament Studies: A collection of essential lectures from world renowned scholars
Run time: 4 hours
Miriam and Zipporah
Susan Ackerman, Dartmouth College
Professor Ackerman reflects on women’s roles in ancient Israelite religion, offering the theory that women became leaders in times of crisis.
The Goddess in the Hebrew Bible
David Noel Freedman, University of California, San Diego
Citing inscriptions, grammatical points, the Book of Jeremiah and the theoretical linking of Lady Wisdom with God, Professor Freedman explores this exciting aspect of Israelite religion.
The Essence of Amos
Tikva Frymer-Kensky, University of Chicago Divinity School
After defining the Book of Amos’ ring structure, Frymer-Kensky then shares Amos’ central message of economic equality and charity.
Making Humans in the Image of God
Peter Machinist, Harvard University
In reflecting on the Genesis Creation story, Professor Machinist uncovers implicit definitions of humanity and God.