I’m delighted that Prof. Shaye Cohen will be joining us for the first hour on Monday. I’ve asked him to respond to a few questions which are raised by our material but there will be an opportunity to ask your own questions. (Please respect the very limited amount of time available and ask only questions raised by our readings.)
During the second hour, I’ll encourage you to provide feedback on the experience of being in the study group so that I can make adjustments. The very best way to offer feedback is to comment on the latest post (right now that would be this one), by clicking on the title and scrolling down the resulting page). This will give other SGMs a chance to consider your opinion and respond to it, and me a chance to respond. Perhaps a dialogue may even ensue!
Because we’re not on iSites, we can’t use the standard feedback tool; therefore, if you don’t want your feedback to be available to others, just email it to me (or telephone me for that matter!). I’m always grateful to know how you feel things are going and to have suggestions for improvement.
I will take a few minutes to ask everyone to say which reading assignment was the least helpful, and which assignment they benefited from (or enjoyed) the most.
We then move on to consider Kaufmann’s insights into the difference between polytheism and monotheism. We’ll finish by looking at Job and its important role in our narrative.