Philosophy and Religion

Misunderstanding the Bible

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Price: 25.00 USD
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08 - 18 - 2020, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM 2020-08-18 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

The Bible is the number one book that Americans like to pretend to have read. This lecture will be an overview of some common misconceptions about the Bible, from translation errors to thorny interpretive problems. Examples of misinterpretations we will touch on include the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge (hint: it's not an apple), the Ten Commandments (hint: it's not about "killing"), and the virgin birth (hint: it's not about sex). Rabbi David Segal is the Texas Lead Organizer for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, headquartered in Washington, D.C. He helps congregations in Texas deepen their justice work and guides them into interfaith social justice coalitions. He is also a writer and teacher. Rabbi Segal was born and raised in Houston, TX where he attended St. John’s School. He is also a freelance writer for the Houston Chronicle’s Belief section. *Note: This will be a Live online webinar in which students will participate via Zoom at the designated day and time. Students will not be seen or heard but will be able to type questions to the professor during the session. Registrants will receive a link for participation.