Who Were the Prophets?

A talk on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 pm, Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, Victoria. B.C.

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You are invited to a talk, “Who Were the Prophets?” with Dr. Francis Landy on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 pm, Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC.  Admission is by donation.  This talk is sponsored by Congregation Emanu-El’s Adult Education Committee.

The writings of the prophets occupy a large section of the Hebrew Bible. Who were the biblical prophets? What was their message and their legacy?  In this introductory talk, Dr. Francis Landy will give some background to the biblical prophets and to the historical situation to which they responded, to the relation between prophets and the prophetic books named after them, and to other strands of ancient Jewish thought, such as the priestly tradition, the historical books, and wisdom literature.  

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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 has written on the Song of Songs, Isaiah, Hosea and other books, as well as the theory of the study of religion. He is an Associate Fellow of the UVIC Centre for the Study of Religion and Society. He is a member of Congregation Emanu-El and a study partner of Rabbi Harry Brechner.  

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