Prophets, Poetry and Imagination

You are invited to hear Dr. Francis Landy’s second talk, “Prophets, Poetry and Imagination”, Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria V8W 2J3.  Entry is by donation: light refreshments will be served.

Having introduced us to the biblical prophets (Nevi'im) in his first talk, Dr. Landy will now discuss some particular prophetic texts, in order to come to appreciate the beauty of their poetry, the intensity of the existential crises they articulate, their sense of wonder and horror, as well as the sheer difficulty of trying to understand them. The texts will come from what is generally regarded as the earliest period of prophetic poetry, in the 8th century BCE, and will include key passages from Amos, Hosea and Isaiah. 

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Francis Landy is a biblical scholar who has recently made his home in Victoria, after a career of over thirty years at the University of Alberta. He has published a number of books and many articles, and is a specialist in the poetry of the Hebrew Bible. He is a member of Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue.

This talk is sponsored by the Emanu-El Adult Education Team. This is the second of two talks on “Prophets and Prophecy”.

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