A Course on Biblical Characters’ Cultural Representations

Erte, Samson and Delilah

Erte, Samson and Delilah

If you could talk to any biblical figure, who would you choose? And what would you say?

This imaginary dialogue with our ancestors is evolving not only in the Jewish culture, but wherever the Bible was read and taught. The archetypal power of the biblical characters is enormous, and still extremely vivid and even popular in the modern world. Beit Hatfutsot – the Museum of the Jewish People continues its series of lectures for all those interested in finding out more about biblical characters and their place in the world culture. For example, this week Professor Shimon Levi spoke about biblical personalities in Israeli and world theatre, and in two weeks you are welcome to attend the lecture by Professor Uri Rubin about Moses and the Jewish people in Koran.

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