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Lectionary Texts for Advent/Christmas

Distance Learning Hosted by the Presbytery of St. Andrew

Lifelong Learning / Alumni & Alumnae / Pastors & Community


Date: 10/7/2013

After the fourth Thursday in November, whenever one hears of Isaiah an image of the star of Bethlehem with the holy family huddled around a manger leaps to mind. But perhaps when read in light of the eighth-century BC context of Isaiah ben Amoz, the book of Isaiah can benefit our Advent preparations in unexpected ways. Isaiah ben Amoz preached a message about faith
and justice in a world beset by crisis, and his particular understanding of the Davidic family and the city of Jerusalem led him to form an ethics of election in a chaotic world.

Using the Presbytery's Adobe Connect platform, this one-day seminar will explore eighth-century Judah, Isaiah's particular witness, and the nature of prophesy in the Old Testament. We will end by addressing the question: What does Isaiah ben Amoz have to do with Jesus the Galilean?

Instructor:  Brennan Breed