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Common Ground

  • First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall 461 Pierson Street Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 United States (map)

How Did Noah Get All Those Animals Into the Ark?

For biblical scholars, arguments in support of the historicity of Noah’s flood collapse when we focus on a literary and theological analysis of the story. In this presentation we will look at flood stories from the ancient Near East, and focus, in particular, on the Genesis flood narrative. Some questions we'll explore: What kind of literature is the flood story? What is the point of the story? And what input does archaeology have to offer?
$10 admission will be collected at the door.

Presenter: Pauline Viviano, Ph.D., Biblical Languages and Literature, St. Louis University; Associate Professor of Theology, Loyola University, Chicago; recently completed a commentary on the Books of Jeremiah and Baruch for the new Collegeville Commentary Series.

Contact: Mike Chakoian at (815) 455-0117
or with any questions.

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