Designed at the request of students who have taken the first Bible through Art and Artifact course, this class offers more opportunities to engage the biblical text and enjoy Yale’s stunning collections. Each day will combine scholarly and creative study of the Bible with a related excursion. We will visit the Peabody Museum (for a tour of the evolution exhibit related to creation texts), the Yale Art Gallery (to see coins and artifacts related to daily life in biblical times), the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (to learn about music in the ancient world), and the Yale Center for British Art (to view biblical stories in painting and sculpture). In our last class (Friday, June 17) we will discuss dance in the Bible, and that evening we will see the Susan Marshall Dance Company perform Adamantine. Together we will discover exciting ways that Scripture comes to life.
Julie Faith Parker, Yale Divinity School, is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and has a
Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible from Yale University. She teaches as a professor of Bible at Colby College.