YSS 9328: Puzzling Passages in Scripture

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There are many passages in the Bible that are found to be confusing, hard and at times even violent passages, text that are difficult even for people who have studied the Bible, whether in a parish or even a university setting. This course will begin to address some of these puzzling texts that are found in both the Old and New Testaments by placing them in their own ancient historical, literacy, social and cultural contexts. Once we get some idea of what they may have meant in ancient times, we will be better equipped to ask what they may have to say to us today.