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Bible Overview: Hebrew Scriptures (SCS-100)

February 21 @ 6:30 pm EST

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 20, 2024

Bible Overview: Hebrew Scriptures (SCS-100)
Wednesdays, February 21 – March 20, 2024 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm (ET) via ZOOM
Instructor: Rev. Sheryl McCullough, Licensed Unity Teacher

The Hebrew Scriptures (known as the “Old Testament” in the Christian world) are at the root of three major world religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Hebrew Scriptures are a collection of fascinating and sometimes confusing stories, poetry, wisdom sayings and inspired visions. While some stories in Hebrew Scriptures are little known outside scholarly circles, others have become commonplace in conversation, e.g. “David vs. Goliath.” Students will explore the history and development of Hebrew Scriptures, thereby acquiring a solid foundation for continuing study and exploration.

Required Textbooks:
Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But not Literally. By Marcus   J.Borg, San Francisco: Harper Collins, 2015.
The Bible – in one of the following translations. (The NRSV: New Revised Standard Version; or the NET: New English Translation) Online: Bible Gateway https://www.biblegateway.com

Recommended Text/Readings:
The New Interpreter’s Study Bible. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2003.
Don’t Know Much About the Bible. By Kenneth C. Davis, New York: Harper Collins, 2004.
Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World. By John Shelby Spong, New York: Harper Collins, 2013.

Recommended Online Resource:
Audio Bible NIV (Genesis – Revelation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2tlR3nfzjQ&list=PLHZp_z2RSv22-oT8SQ66ADvEImLMsS8ZD
The Bible Project (A collection of short videos on each of the books in the Bible. It can be helpful – be advised the theology is mainstream Christianity) https://bibleproject.com

Class Registration Information

If you ARE NOT taking the class for Spiritual Education and Enrichment (S.E.E.) credit, just register for this class through the Zoom platform at:

If you ARE TAKING the class for Spiritual Education and Enrichment (S.E.E.) credit it is a two-step process as follows:

(1) go to the Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute (UWSI) website link:
to register and pay the $45 course registration fee IN ADVANCE of the class start date and scroll down to:
Overview: Hebrew Scriptures SCS 100 FC Section 03 ONLINE Winter 2024; Wed. 6:30pm-8:30pm EST

(2) then register through the Zoom platform and you will be provided with the Zoom link to join the class: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkf-morDIqGdJhqFQhtsiKNrzdmfceFy6c

FINAL NOTE: Once you register for the class you will be provided with the class link – please save the email with the link so that you do not have to re-register for the class each time you attend.


February 21
6:30 pm
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