2019 The Bible: Reading Ancient Documents for the Mediterranean World in English Translation

If you don’t see eye to eye with the powers that be, then you are quoting the Bible; if  you’ve weighed them in the balance and found them wanting, then you are quoting the Bible. If the apple of your eye left the straight and narrow and fallen by the wayside, leaving you with a broken heart and at your wit’s end, you are quoting the Bible; if you get to be as old as Methuselah, as wise as Solomon and as patient as Job and you realise that there is nothing new under the sun and we all have feet of clay, then, yes you are quoting the Bible*. But who were Methuselah and Solomon and Job? What was the original context of such quotations and the original languages? In this overview of the Bible we will survey its structure, sample each genre (history, law, poetry, prophecy, letters) and briefly look at how it has inspired art, music and culture. A course outline is available in the U3A office you to look at.

* (in admiring imitation of Bernard Levin on Shakespeare)

Coordinator: Kath White
Venue: AWCC, 63 High Street, Wodonga
Day/Time: Wednesdays 10.00am – 12 noon
Starting: 31st July 2019
Cost: Nil