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How the Bible Came to Mean Some of the Strange Things it Means

From: Penny
Sent on: Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:58 AM
I watched this yesterday on TV, and would highly recommend it:

"From Text to Interpretation: How the Bible Came to Mean Some of the Strange Things it Means" - a Lecture given last May by James Kugel, Director of the Institute for the History of the Jewish Bible, Bar Ilan University, Israel.

He focuses on the Old Testament and Jewish interpretations, and the lecture is relevant to the understanding of how people living in the time of Jesus would have viewed the scriptures.  The topics included the stories of Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, Abraham & Isaac, and Jacob & Esau, and deal with how these stories evolved in the period[masked] BCE.

It's available on Youtube here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-rAFXbMGGg

Penny

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