Adult Ed- Before Bereishit: Who wrote the Torah, and how?

Heart, Mind & Soul- January 12, 7:30 pm via Zoom
Before Bereishit: Who wrote the Torah, and how?
Emily Branton is a Ph.D. student in Religious Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, specializing in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and other ancient Near Eastern literature. Bible scholars have claimed that the Torah was compiled from several older source-texts. Using some favorite stories from Genesis and Exodus as test cases, we’ll explore the evidence used to support this “Documentary Hypothesis,” as well as the challenges offered by some of its opponents. Email Sherri for the Zoom info.