Tue, Feb 02|
Online Zoom Event
Heartbroken Women: Hagar, Leah and Tamar
Fourth session of the seven-session series "SOME WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: THEIR STORIES AND OURS."
Time & Location
Feb 02, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EST
Online Zoom Event
About the Event
Please, notice that each session of this series is conceived as a stand-alone unit on its own so that you can choose whether to participate in all of the sessions of this series or only in those you are interested in.
ABOUT THE FOURTH SESSION - Heartbroken Women: Hagar, Leah and Tamar.
In this fourth session, Christine Rubinstein invites you to discover the dramatic life-journey of three "heartbroken" biblical women. In the first segment of the session, Christine will focus on Hagar, an Egyptian girl, servant of Sarah, Abraham's wife. Given to Abraham by his childless wife, Hagar faced many trials and struggles that left more than one scar on her heart, before being able to settle in the wilderness where she was able to raise her son Ishmael.
In the second segment of this session, Christine will deal with another heartbroken woman: Leah, the first wife of Jacob, who endured a loveless marriage, and whose story is one of perseverance.
Finally, in the third segment of the session, Christine will focus her attention on Tamar, whose tragedy is described in the Bible with vivid colors: even if widow and without offspring to secure her status and give her life purpose, Tamar is able to take action and, from the midst of her drama and, she is able to redesign her life-journey, rather than simply leaving it to male relatives.
ABOUT THE SERIES "SOME WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: THEIR STORIES AND OURS"
For many Christians, the Old Testament is familiar mostly through childhood Bible stories - Noah's ark, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Daniel in the lion's den. For some, much of the Old Testament is obscure and seems to be "long ago and far away", veiled in the mists of time. Perhaps they - or you yourself - question how important it is for Christians nowadays to know very much about these ancient writings.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "The unity of the two Testaments proceeds from the unity of God's plan and his Revelation. The Old Testament prepared for the New and the New Testament fulfills the Old; the two shed light on each other; both are the true Word of God." (CCC #140) History, in a Biblical sense, is "His Story" - the Story God is telling throughout the whole Bible.
We will be studying some Old Testament women - mostly ordinary women with ordinary day to day lives - who play important roles in the Love Story that God is revealing to us in Scripture. We will seek to answer some questions as we look at their lives:
Why study these women? Why do they matter, really? What can we possibly learn from them? And what do their stories have to do with our own stories?
* Please, notice that each session of this series is conceived as a stand-alone unit on its own so that you can choose whether to participate in all of the sessions of this series or only in those you are interested in.
** If you are interested in participating in this online session but you are not familiar with Zoom, send us an email and we will send you our super easy guide that will show you, step by step, how to access Zoom.
Zoom Event (February 2, 2021)
This ticket gives you access to our online event “Heartbroken Women: Hagar, Leah, and Tamar”, the FOURTH SESSION of the seven-session biblical series "Some Women of the Old Testament: Their Stories and Ours."