Bible 101: Learn about the Bible like a College Student Would
Over three weeks we will look at the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, from an academic perspective.
We will learn about the time periods in which the books were written, their historical, geographical, and cultural contexts, and the various voices and textual strains that make up this “book.” What are the oldest passages in the Bible that describe God, and what does he look like in them? Why are there two creation stories in Genesis, and more in other places? Why do Kings and Chronicles seem to tell the same story? When did Isaiah preach, and who was this Emmanuel he was talking about? No exam, and extra credit for participation!
Megan Bishop Moore holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), with a concentration in the history of ancient Israel. Before moving to San Francisco, she taught at Emory and Wake Forest Universities. She is the author and editor of several scholarly publications. Though she now works in tech, she still jumps at the chance to help people understand the history, context, and literary characteristics of the Bible. Megan and her family worship regularly at Calvary, and her children are active in the youth and confirmation programs of the church.