It is important to understand how the Ancient Near Eastern people thought and behaved as part of their culture. There were no clocks or calendars, time and details were not significant. For example, Their treatment of women is foreign and offensive to our way of thinking. However, when you understand the status of women at the time, the meaning of the scriptural passage becomes clear, even though it is still offensive to us. Scripture 1 Cor 11:7-12
This seminar is an introduction to the The Ancient Semitic Culture and Psychology of the time, the original setting of The Bible, and essential to understand the true meaning of passages in The Bible.This seminar is part of the Introduction to the Bible From the Ancient Near Eastern Perspective Certificate Program. Credit towards the Certificate is earned by attending the seminar and completing the Written Assignment.
To learn to apply Ancient Semitic culture/psychology in lieu of the application of Western culture.
To emphasize that the The Bible cannot always be taken literally.
COURSE FEE: $25 Financial assistance Available.