March 6: Women Who Built the Bible

8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Bender JCC
Kreeger Auditorium

with Maxine Grossman, University of Maryland

Beginning with Eve in the Garden of Eden to Lady Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs, representations of women in the Hebrew Bible demonstrate the importance of feminine images and characters in what is often designated a masculine and patriarchal culture.

Why have certain female characters and feminine images gained literary prominence in a male-centered religious tradition? What were the themes and concerns that led biblical authors to a focus on women in an ancient society that typically discounted a prominent role for women?

Attention to a wide variety of female characters and stereotypes — from the Matriarchs, the women of the Exodus, and the queens of ancient Israel to the female figures of wisdom and prophetic literature — provides opportunities to think about the women of the Bible in light of the ancient societies their stories reflect.

Admission:
Free for high school students
$5 – Residents of Ring House, college students, and co-sponsors
$8 – BASONOVA & Bender JCC members
$10 – General public

For more information, please contact BAF.JCCGW@gmail.com

The Bender JCC is located at 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD, 20852