A great warrior, known as Israel’s greatest poet, the king chosen by God who commits adultery and murder, King David is one of the most complex figures to emerge from the Bible. This course explores David as both a historical figure and mythical character.
- Why is the story of David considered one of the great masterpieces of world literature?
- How did the highly flawed king at its center become the idealized figure celebrated as the author of the Psalms and the ancestor of the messiah?
In seeking answers, we will address several larger issues: the nature of the Bible as a literary work of art; the shifting political and religious roles of prophet, judge, priest and king over the Books of Samuel; and the meanings projected onto the Bible by later poets, artists and novelists.
With Dr. Rachel Adelman.
Meets: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., beginning Feb. 6
Full class schedule: Feb. 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 10; May 1, 8, 15, 22 (No class Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 or 24; snow/sick days TBA)
Financial aid is available thanks to generous support from CJP; please contact email@example.com for details.+ More... - Less...
* Registration closes on February 4th at 11:55 pm
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