Women Who Built the Bible (Offsite)

Kol Shalom Co-Sponsors

Women Who Built the Bible

Wednesday March 6th at 8pm

Bender JCC Kreeger Auditorium    6125 Montrose Road  Rockville

Kathe Schwartzberg Memorial Lecture

Beginning with Eve in the Garden of Eden to Lady Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs, representations of women in the Hebrew Bible demonstrate the importance of feminine images and characters in what is often designated a masculine and patriarchal culture.Why have certain female characters and feminine images gained literary prominence in a male-centered religious tradition? What were the themes and concerns that led biblical authors to a focus on women in an ancient society that typically discounted a prominent role for women?
Attention to a wide variety of female characters and stereotypes — from the Matriarchs, the women of the Exodus, and the queens of ancient Israel to the female figures of wisdom and prophetic literature — provides opportunities to think about the women of the Bible in light of the ancient societies their stories reflect.
Join Macine Grossman from the University of Maryland for a night of conversation about the women of the Bible in light of the ancient societies their stories reflect.
Special admission rate of $5 for Kol Shalom Congregants.    For more information, contact at [email protected].

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