Out of Egypt: Reading Exodus Theologically
On April 29, the Sunday class begins a study of the book of Exodus in the Old Testament. In addition to being a record of the central event in Jewish history – the escape from Egypt and journey towards the Promised Land –Exodus also provides a prime case study of the benefits of a utilization of the traditional “four senses” of scripture: the literal, the typological, the moral, and the mystical. The first class begins with the first chapter of the book and an interpretation of the Hebrew presence in Egypt as an illustration of the “four senses” methodology. The class meets at 10 a.m. on the fifth floor of the parish house.