This Coming Sunday
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In two previous excellent lectures on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, Yale Professor Christine Hayes introduced and discussed several versions of the Documentary Hypothesis, the view that the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) was not written by Moses or in his lifetime, but are an edited compilation from several sources, the most important called J,E,D, and P—more commonly just JEDP. For the Adult Education class on Sunday, August 8, she describes the three identifiable bodies of law found in JE (Exodus), P (Leviticus and Numbers), and D (Deuteronomy), and points to similarities and differences between Israelite law and other Ancient Near Eastern legal traditions such as the Code of Hammurabi. She explains distinctive features of Israelite law as flowing from the claim of divine authorship. If your efforts to read all the way through the Bible ever ground to a halt when you hit Leviticus, this will provide a more interesting lens for appreciating that book and the legalistic passages in Numbers.
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Previously recorded Adult Education sessions can be viewed on the public page: About our church/Adult Education/Adult Education Recordings.
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Children & Youth Gatherings
Kid's Corner and Youth Group meetings will be at Covenant outside for the summer.
In a world of fires and of ice, of storm and flood, beset by plague and pestilential politics, with poverty rife and racial strife; with war and nationalism and religious extremism all vying for attention, one might ask, "What's it all for? Where is the meaning in all of this?"
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:2-11, 2:18-23, 9:9-11, 12:8
- Jacy Grannis
[Last Sunday's proclamation can be heard on iTunes, our Podcast, or the website.]
English composer Simon Lole is well known as a choral director, organist, composer, arranger and broadcaster. As an arranger, Lole is much in demand, and produces a lot of music for the BBC for whom he is a regular Musical Director and Organist. He has composed over 60 published works, including "I Am the Bread of Life," which Dale Thomas will sing this Sunday.
- David Lee