The beginning of the story matters, and how we interpret and understand the beginning of the story matters. Because how we interpret the beginning of the story effects how we understand the rest of the story.
The first 11 chapters of the first book of the Bible, known as the Primeval Age, are often hotly debated as to there interpretation and significance, with many books written on the subjects within them.
Over two nights we will look at the four key events during this time, both the interpretation of, and the significance for now -
- The creation account
- The flood
- Creation & Science
- The tower or Babel
The hope is that we will leave with a better understanding of the tensions within, and a grounded interpretation of its meaning and significance for us today.
It is exciting to have Dr Richard Neville with us in the flesh for these two nights. Dr Richard Neville is incredibly well respected as both knowledgeable and humble. He has his Phd in Hebrew Bible from the University of Cambridge and is currently serving as a senior lecturer at Laidlaw college here in Christchurch, while also continuing with ongoing research in the areas of Genesis, Psalms and Old Testament ethics.
Two Nights. Monday the 10th and 17th of September. 7pm-9pm