Learning Collaborative: The Genesis Creation Stories – Part 2
The Genesis Creation Stories: Light for Our Weary World – Part 2
We continue with our study of the two accounts of creation in Genesis. Many see the text as a literal account of how our world came to be. We will consider it as a literary masterpiece dealing with the why our world is. When it was compiled in the fourth century B.C.E., the Jewish people were returning from exile in Babylon and Persia. They faced ruins, literally in Jerusalem, and figuratively, dashed hopes for the future. Genesis was intended to remind them that God continues creation by bringing order out of chaos. It is a much needed message for today.
Prof. Robert Miller (by taped presentation) will lead us in reflecting on the ancient text. Join us for discussion and refreshments.