Saturday, February 23, 2013

March 29 -- Genesis from the Bible

Meeting Information:
Date: March 29, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Plaza Library, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

Biblical literature is one of the two major sources of the Western literary tradition. Our group therefore includes one book from the Bible each year to be reviewed and discussed from a literary perspective. This year we will be discussing the The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament.

We recommend watching Bill Moyer's "Genesis: A Living Conversation." It's on DVD and available at most libraries.

A word about a recommended translation:   Stephen Mitchell has produced a new translation of the Bible's first book, Genesis: A New Translation of the Classic Bible StoriesMitchell's sensitivity to the original Hebrew language and the history of biblical scholarship is evident in his carefully written work.

1 comment:

Clif Hostetler said...

Thirteen people attended the meeting on March 29 for a discussion of Genesis that was as interesting as any filmed by Bill Moyers. And this was on a Good Friday evening when KU was playing in March Madness. I was amazed. Those in attendance were Tim Thurman, Liz and Saul Epstein, Diane Cassidy, Diane Cassity, Brian Pauls, Richard and Sara Gregory, Tim Lavin, John Rasmus, Bo Smith, Mike, Clif Hostetler