Sefer Melachim Aleph (Book of Kings I): The Making of the Davidic Dynasty

Next Event: May 23, 2017 Brookline $400.00 - $420.00 0

Open to women only.

Join us as we continue our in-depth study of Prophets with Sefer Melachim Aleph (the Book of Kings I), which chronicles the establishment of the Davidic dynasty and the split of the unified monarchy in Israel.  We will begin our exploration with the final four chapters of the Book of Samuel which summarize the foundations of kingship in Israel and serve as a segue to the establishment of the Davidic dynasty with the reign of King Solomon. We will follow King Solomon’s attempts to create an ideal society, only to watch it slip away from him and ultimately fail. How does a person blessed with all the qualities that were needed to succeed allow the monarchy to become fractured in one mere generation? We will learn about the split monarchies of Israel and Judah and their struggle against each other for power.

In each session, students will have the opportunity to study the text in small groups with the aid of the instructor. The remainder of the class will be a group lecture with discussion, focusing on a close reading of the biblical text and related commentaries. This course will aspire to be welcoming and accessible to students of all levels. Please bring a Tanakh with you.



21 sessions: November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13, 20; January 3, 31; February 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23

Home of Joyce Wertheimer home (55 Rawson Rd. in Brookline)

$400 before September 30

$420 after October 1

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Atarah Gale has taught at Stern College, Drisha Institute, Hebrew College and at Maimonides School, where she was Tanakh Department Chair and ran the Bible Contest program. She coached three students who competed on the International level in Jerusalem. Atarah is also involved in teaching at Kadimah-Toras Moshe, where she served on the executive board as Vice President. She earned her B.Ed. from Michlala College for Women in Jerusalem and has completed her course work towards a Ph.D. in Bible at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School.

“I really like moving steadily through Tanakh with Atarah.” – Joyce Wertheimer

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