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Reading Scripture Together: The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
- Course Dates: Thu 22 April, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
There is perhaps no better known New Testament story than that of ‘The Good Samaritan.’ We think we know what this story means, but recent writings by New Testament scholars bring a whole new layer of understanding by exploring the story’s Jewish roots.
This session will explore the Jewish assumptions underlying this story and what it might have meant to Jesus’s audience at the time. We will look at the role parables played in Israelite teachings of the time; ancient attitudes towards Samaritans; the nature of Israelite purity laws; and the roles of priests, Levites and lawyers.
You will never read this story the same way!