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Storytelling and the Rise of Kings

Hosted By: Torah in Motion

Over the course of three biblical books and three bloody centuries, the ancient Israelites
transformed from scattered tribes led by temporary saviors into a united nation ruled by
a king. 

This course will ask how the Tanach chooses to construct the story of this
transformation. How does the biblical narrator handle conflict and character arcs,
dialogue, and plot? And what can these storytelling techniques tell us about the ideas
and vision that the texts are trying to impart? We will follow the rise of the Israelite
kingdom through civil wars and failed relationships, and explore the concepts, and the
warnings, that they convey.

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