Joan Branham, Providence College
Co-hosted by B’nai Israel Congregation
Co-sponsored by the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies
King Herod designed and built the Jerusalem Temple in the late first century BCE. Herod wanted a grander complex than the Second Temple, hastily constructed after the return from the Babylonian exile. Herod’s Temple lasted less than a century, as it was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.
In its time, Herod’s Temple was, and continues to be, a powerful symbol of sacred space; it continues to influence Judaism and Christianity to this day. It has been emulated, co-opted, exploited, and reinterpreted by religious traditions, from early churches and synagogues to Orlando’s evangelical theme park with its mock Temple recreation.
This illustrated talk will serve as a guide through the Jerusalem Temple by following in the footsteps of the High Priest and worshippers (including Jesus) and navigating the barriers of sanctity and systems of blood, purity, sacrifice, and gender.
Cost: $6 per lecture: http://www.basonova.org/upcoming-lectures.html - or - $35 for the series: http://www.basonova.org/membership-form.html
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