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A Postmodern Approach to the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls: post-Jungian and much more

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Date: Wednesday 20th March 2024 Location: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT - and online
Start time: 7:00pm End time: 9:00pm Type: Lecture and Webinar Refreshments: tbc

The Hebrew Bible is a sacred text to millions of people around the world, and yet some of its content is really difficult to understand and make meaningful. This presentation will consider some of the challenging texts in the Hebrew Bible and whether an approach that includes dialogics and queer theory can help deepen our understanding and make us look anew at the material selected. I will use the lens of post-Jungian psychology with a particular focus on psychological development and how, if it all, this new approach illuminates the texts of the Hebrew Bible. I will also consider the Rule Texts from Qumran and whether their suspicion of outsiders can be attributed to shadow projection.



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Image: Museum exhibits representing a Torah at the former Glockengasse Synagogue, which was in Cologne but was completely destroyed. These are at the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum.  This file (cropped from the original) is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.