For biblical scholars, arguments in support of the historicity of Noah’s flood collapse when we focus on a literary and theological analysis of the story. In this presentation we will look at flood stories from the ancient Near East, and focus, in particular, on the Genesis flood narrative. Some questions we'll explore: What kind of literature is the flood story? What is the point of the story? And what input does archaeology have to offer?

 
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Satellite
Common Ground Glenview (map)
1000 Elm Street
Glenview, IL 60025
Instructor:
  • Pauline Viviano
$10.00
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How Did Noah Get All Those Animals Into the Ark?

A supposed replica of Noah’s Ark has been built in Williamstown, Kentucky and the displays in this museum claim to defend the historicity of the primordial flood against all challenges. For biblical scholars, arguments in support of the historicity of Noah’s flood collapse when we focus on a literary and theological analysis of the story. In this presentation we will look at flood stories from the ancient Near East, and focus, in particular, on the Genesis flood narrative. Some questions we'll explore: What kind of literature is the flood story? What is the point of the story? And what input does archaeology have to offer?

 

Dates and Times

10/18/2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 18