Creation: Reconciling Genesis and the “Big Bang”.
“According to the Jewish calendar—this is the year 5780. The age of the universe is exactly the age derived from the generations as they are listed in the Bible—approximately 58 centuries! The age of the universe, according to the “Big Bang” theory, is the elapsed time between the Big Bang and the present day. The current scientific consensus holds this to be about 13.7 billion years.“
What do we do with the scientific data that tends to support this view? Is science really in conflict with the creation account of Genesis? These are some of the questions that this seminar will bring to light so that we can appreciate and understand the basis for the scientific discoveries we now have made, and more fully appreciate the amazing revelation of Scripture.
Thursday Night Study
"A Brief History of the Canon".
The word ‘canon’ has come into our language (through Latin) from the Greek word kanôn. In Greek it meant a rod, especially a straight rod used as a rule; from this usage comes the other meaning which the word commonly bears in English—’rule’ or ‘standard’ … but a straight rod used as a rule might be marked in units of length (like a modern ruler marked in inches or centimeters); from this practice, the Greek word kanôn came to be used of the series of such marks, and hence to be used in the general sense of a ‘series’ or ‘list.’ It is this last usage that underlies the term ‘the canon of Scripture.’
Therefore, it does not refer to a single Book, but to a collection of works (or books), written (or spoken) by many different authors over a period of a thousand years, collected, treasured, considered authoritative and therefore used as a "rule" for living in subsequent generations.
The question to be examined in this class is: how did these documents, and these only, come to receive this recognition? Who, if anyone, decided that these, and no others, should be admitted to the list of the Holy Scriptures, and what were the criteria which influenced this decision?
Our objective is to understand how both the Hebrew Bible and the Apostolic Writings came "to be." And, to learn something about the role of Oral Tradition, the exacting work of Scribes and Inspiration in the process.
Shabbat Torah Study
Join Bob Gorelik every week as he studies through the Torah Parashah.
On Shabbat 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PST.
This week’s Torah Portion (12-05-20)
Vayishlach “And he sent” Gen 32:4-36:43
Join Bob Gorelik as he studies,
Creation: Reconciling Genesis and the “Big Bang”
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT.
This week (12-02-20)
Thursday Night Study
Join Bob Gorelik every week as he studies,
"A Brief History of the Canon"
Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. PDT.
This week (12-03-20)
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