Understanding the historical and cultural world of the Hebrew/Old Testament Bible

Join us on Wednesday mornings on October 2, 9 and 23 at 10:00-11:30 a.m. for classes on understanding the historical and cultural world of Hebrew/Old Testament Bible.

Our Christian tradition has understood the Bible as the inspired and revealed Word of God. Contemporary biblical interpretation places importance on understanding the Bible within its original historical and cultural world. Real people wrote the Bible, perhaps inspired by God, but they wrote for their own day out of the social and political world they lived in. The question for us is, do we continue to read the Bible from a literal point of view with everything needing to be as it is written? Or, can we read the bible from a historical and cultural point of view making a distinction between the things that are more a part of the social and political world of the ancient time and those things that are a part of God’s revelation? Do we need a new way of reading the Bible and thus a new way of understanding many of the social, theological and political issues of our day? These classes will focus on the Scriptures of Hebrew/Old Testament Bible.

Join Pastor Vernon Meyer, Ph.D. of Sun Lakes United Church of Christ for a series that will study the historical and cultural world of the Old Testament. Classes will be held at the Sun Lakes Chapel Center, 9230 Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Call 480-895-6317 for more information. Free will offering will be taken.