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Ancient Israel's "Egyptian" Tribe: The Mystery of the Levites
What if the Levites were the only tribe to come out of Egypt in the Exodus? What made them different from the other Israelite tribes they joined in the land of Canaan? Were any of those tribes of 'foreign' origin as well? And how did these ‘foreign influences’ affect the origins of Judaism?
Our class will explore these questions and offer possible answers, drawing on Richard Elliott Friedman’s new bestseller, The Exodus, as well as other archaeological, historical and textual sources.
Recommended Text: R.E. Friedman, The Exodus, HarperOne, 2017.
The first two sessions are recordings, last session will take place at Lehrhaus.
Sundays, April 22 - May 6
6:05 - 7:30 pm
$40 for members
$35 for seniors and students
|Apr 22||6:05 PM–7:30 PM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Jehon Grist|
|Apr 29||6:05 PM–7:30 PM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Jehon Grist|
|May 06||6:05 PM–7:30 PM||Sun||Lehrhaus||Jehon Grist|
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Jehon 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.