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The Life of Moses
November 5, 2016
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Dudley H. Davis Center
The life story of Moses, the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt, is hardly the sort of tale one would expect of a religious hero. He was reluctant to take on leadership, he was beaten up and beaten down not only by his followers, who complained about his leadership so much they wished they’d never left Egypt, but even by God, who had commissioned him. He was ultimately a remarkably successful leader, and yet his was, in the end, a tragic story. This lecture explores this curious life story.
Led by: Susan Ackerman, Preston H. Kelsey Professorship in Religion, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College