It is the year 0001 P.A. In your travels, you come across an ancient scroll. Brushing off the dust, you see its name: The Tanakh.
You hope it may be wise, or at least helping and friendly. Upon reading this old text you immediately call your philosophy friends. Turns out they've read it too!
And so it is decided: meet at Eva's and let's discuss the wisdom writings of the Hebrew Bible.
Whether they're inspired by it, or driven to revolt, Western philosophers are indebted to Judaism. But what does the Old Testament actually say?
This is part of a series in which we attempt cooperative readings of religious writings with fresh eyes. Last time we read Ecclesiastes and it was very successful in terms of opening a space for insights coming from diverse perspectives. Let's keep it going.
Required reading: The Book of Job
Victor Hugo once suggested that if all the world’s literary efforts were to be destroyed, and he could save but a solitary sample, it would be “Job.”