What Do We Know About the Judaism of Jesus?
Date(s) - 09/12/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
What Do We Know About the Judaism of Jesus?
Fourteenth Jean and Patrick Henry Seminar
Saturdays, September 12 and 19, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian. But what does that even mean? Does it really matter? What do we know about the Judaism of Jesus beyond what we read in the New Testament? Does the fact that Jesus was a Jew inform the way in which we read the New Testament, or do we simply gloss over it?
The premise of this course is that all of this matters a great deal. In class, we will read some familiar texts from the New Testament, then look at some less familiar Jewish texts from roughly the same period, and finally wonder how specifically our reading of the New Testament changes, once we read the Christian and the Jewish texts side by side. By locating the New Testament in its original, Jewish context, we will become more informed readers and gain a better understanding of Jesus and his Jewish world.
Matthias Henze is Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at Rice University, Houston, TX. Dr. Henze focuses on those early texts that never became part of the Jewish Bible but are included in the “Apocrypha” and “Pseudipigrapha”. He has written and edited nine books, including Mind the Gap: How the Jewish Writings between the Old and New Testament Help Us Understand Jesus. He has lectured internationally and is the recipient of multiple teaching and mentoring awards and was named a founding fellow of Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence. In 2009 he founded Rice’s Program in Jewish Studies, for which he continues to serve as director.
Individual seminars and courses – $15.00
Series subscription (All 10 seminars and courses) – $100.00- view the complete series at www.brite.edu/stalcup
All registrations include both the live, interactive sessions plus access to the recordings.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I register?
1. Online- registration opens August 10
2. Call (817) 257-7589
How much is the registration fee?
Individual seminars and courses are $15.00. Or choose a money-saving option of a series subscription for all ten offerings for $100.00. Both registration options include the “live” session(s) as well as “on demand” access afterwards.
What about scholarships?
In keeping with the history of the School and the mission of Brite Divinity School, we want to make the seminars available to all. If you would like to apply for financial aid, please contact our office and arrangements will be made to ensure your participation.
Where are classes held?
All classes will be held online using Zoom. In addition, the ones in April and May will be held in Fort Worth at Brite Divinity School, Bass Conference Center, 2925 Princeton St. and broadcast through Zoom for those not able to attend in person.
How do I access the classes on Zoom?
Access information will be sent via email approximately a week prior to the session. There are three ways to participate in the class: 1. Click on the link in the email and your browser will take you to the meeting; 2. Using the Zoom app, join the meeting using the Meeting ID number and password ; and 3. Call in using one of the Zoom access phone numbers and enter the Meeting ID and Password.
How do I access the “on demand” recordings?
Recordings can be accessed through a secure website and will play like a regular video. The link and password will be sent to you after the seminar.
What computer equipment will I need to participate?
Zoom can be accessed from any device: Phone, Mobile Phone, Tablet, Mac or PC with a camera and/or microphone. Most desktop computers that are not an “all-in-one” do not have a camera or microphone but almost all laptops do. However, even without a camera or microphone, one can call in with their phone (but will not have access to the video). Most devices do not need special software to participate in a Zoom meeting however Chrome is the best browser for Zoom and can be downloaded from https://www.google.com/chrome/ We also recommend an internet speed of 10 Mbps or higher. If you have any questions please call us at 817-257-7589.
What if I have never used Zoom?
The Office of Lay and Continuing Education will be available to assist you in learning to use the tools. There will be a practice session using Zoom before the first event in September.
How early should I “arrive” to the session?
Ideally you should click on the link at least 5 minutes but no more than ten minutes before the scheduled time. This ensures any technical issues are resolved and you have adequate time to set up.
What is basic [N]etiquette for a Zoom session?
Once you sign on, please be sure to mute your microphone so any background noise is not picked up and added into the call. This ensures the quality of the session and recording for others. If you are going to use the video function, please try to be in a minimally distracting background or staying in a quiet room.
How do I ask the speaker questions?
Please do not un-mute your microphone to ask the speaker a question in the middle of a lecture. Depending on the presenter, questions and comments can be submitted via the chat function within Zoom or you can be called upon by the moderator. This ensures the highest quality recording possible.
What if I have other questions?
Call the Office of Lay and Continuing Education at (817) 257-7589.
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For online events, you have the option to turn off your camera and change your displayed name. Learn more at Zoom Support Center. If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, please contact Vanessa Daley at (817) 257-7579.