The Old Testament

The Old Testament:

Building a Community

A History of Early Christianity

Video-Lecture series featuring Amy-Jill Levine with facilitated discussion by Jose Alves

Sundays at 9am

Room 301

February 28 – July 29



These sessions will examine the Old Testament and delve into the people and events that built and sustained the Jewish community. Drop in at any time.


The Old Testament

The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly understanding? These lectures by scripture expert   Professor Amy-Jill Levine introduce you to the history, religion, and literature of ancient Israel as preserved in the Old     Testament, or Hebrew Bible. Professor Levine brings biblical characters and passages to life and vividly reveals the magnificent artistry suffusing the Old Testament.


Amy-Jill Levine

Amy-Jill Levine is a self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt,” Levine “combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating antisemitic,sexist, and homophobic theologies.” Levine is the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Department of Religious Studies, and Graduate Department of Religion.