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Bible Circle: The Text in Its World (Online Option)

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2016.

Since childhood, we’ve all visited some of the great Bible stories, but we’ve also sometimes scratched our heads, not really understanding everything they have to say.

To fully explore the story, you need to go full circle and discover the Biblical world from which it came. That’s what this course will do. We’ll study selected texts, covering everything from the basic story line, to the meaning of obscure words and phrases (all in English translation), to the fascinating differences found in other ancient versions of the Bible.

But we’ll also visit the places and cultures that thrived when these stories were composed, from Biblical villages and the Jerusalem temple to Egyptian palaces and more. Richly illustrated with hundreds of images and numerous video clips, we will time-travel through four selected Bible texts, bringing them and their world to life.

This course will be available to registered students at no extra charge via Adobe Connect online distance learning. Students may attend live in the classroom, live online or anytime via recording.


# Sessions
Date & time

Tuesdays, February 23 - March 15
7:00 - 8:30 pm

$35 for the public
$30 for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 23 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue B'nai Israel Jehon Grist
Mar 01 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue B'nai Israel Jehon Grist
Mar 08 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue B'nai Israel Jehon Grist
Mar 15 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Tue B'nai Israel Jehon Grist


Congregation B'nai Israel

1256 Nebraska St

Vallejo, CA 94590



Jehon Grist

Jehon GristJehon Grist, Ph.D., is a Senior Educator for Lehrhaus Judaica. He earned his doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents' Fellow. He has conducted field research in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the Valley of the Queens in southern Egypt.