Sat, Nov 18|
Befriending Biblical Women in the Old Testament
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Syracuse, 1342 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
About the Event
At this retreat, we will be invited to explore biblical women in the Old Testament, focusing on Eve and Miriam in particular. These two women have often been overlooked and overinterpreted in their context and ours, and we will be revisiting them with fresh eyes, seeking to discover how they can enrich our faith lives. We will look at biblical texts, the history of their interpretation in Judaism and Christianity, and modern perspectives on these women from biblical studies, art, and culture. Our goal will be to come to a place where we can consider what these women might mean for our own spiritual lives–might they function as older sisters to us in the faith? Fee: $50 or whatever you can afford. Light lunch and refreshments provided.
Erica Olson-Bang, PhD, holds a doctorate in systematic theology from Fordham University, and was on faculty for a number of years at the College of New Rochelle before moving to Syracuse in 2015. Erica keeps herself busy now homeschooling her two daughters, Anna and Miriam, and participating in the congregational life of Temple Concord in Syracuse