Compare ancient Israel’s great classic of Genesis to other ancient creation myths. Examine the notion of divine promise in ancestral narratives. Address rituals such as covenant making, circumcision, and animal and human sacrifice. We will also examine the scribal schools that produced the text.
Mark McVann is a professor of theology and religious studies at Saint Mary’s College. He holds a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Emory University and is a widely published author who lectures on biblical topics in Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.