Bad Boys and Girls in the Old Testament
Friday-Sunday March 13 - 15
preferably by March 6 if planning to attend
One of the reasons that the Old Testament has such appeal is that
it contains racy stories of prostitutes, murderers, liars, and conniving and evil queens and kings.
Some biblical bad boys and bad girls were wicked to the core, some were wicked for a time, and others made one mistake that changed the course of history.
In our time together we will read the stories of really bad boys and girls like Samson and Delilah, and Jezebel and Ahab. We will also read about those
who made terrible mistakes like David and Sarah, and the stories of those who like Tamar and Eve are often painted as bad but who may not really have been that bad.
Their stories have much to teach us about ourselves and about God and the Christian life. As we read the stories of Bad Boys and Bad Girls, we will also learn about ancient storytelling techniques and together we can become better readers of Old Testament narratives.
Professor Marion Taylor
, a Professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College.