“Moses and Other Basket Cases” or “The Problem and Promise of Passover” Rev. Tony Larsen

On this Sunday (the first day of Pesach, or Passover), Tony will help us explore the Jewish story of redemption from slavery in the Book of Exodus.  Some questions to consider: Did this story actually happen?  If so, was it around the time of the heretic Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten?  Was Moses actually a Hebrew name?  Was the original Moses story based on the Sumerian legends of Sargon? Why do Jewish, Christian, Parsee, and Hindu traditions all include kings trying to kill all the baby boys born in their kingdom? Why did the Exodus story resonate with both slaveholders and slaves? And what does it have to offer us today?

 

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