How the Bible Was Composed

James Redfield, PhD, assistant professor of Biblical and Talmudic literature at St. Louis University, will discuss “How the Bible was Composed: A Primer on Contemporary Research” at Shir Hadash Reconstructionist Community’s next Third Shabbat monthly learning session on Saturday, August 18, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146.

Since the nineteenth century, biblical scholars have spilled much ink trying to identify the distinguishing features, worldviews, and interactions among sources in the Tanakh. New methods focus more on the creativity of oral and scribal transmission, challenging the model that the Bible was composed by a simple cut-and-paste method. Redfield will explore the main methodological debates and lead a conversation focusing on specific examples from biblical passages.

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