Cambridge: Course on Jesus' Ancestresses in Word and Art - Booking Now


The genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:1-17 names only five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. For centuries people have been intrigued by the inclusion of these diverse and often unorthodox women.

Exploring their individual stories through Scripture, commentary, literature and art this four-week afternoon course, led by Dr Rosalie Moloney at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge, gives an opportunity to understand their significance both in their own context and in the context of Matthew's genealogy. The course will include a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum, which contains works of art in a variety of media depicting all five biblical characters. Reading Matthew's Gospel may never be the same again.

The course takes place on Thursday afternoons from 16 January to 6 February at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, 12 Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9DU.

To apply, please book by email email - [email protected] - or by phone - 01223741039. Cost £170 for the course.


Tags: Women, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Dr Rosalie Moloney, Women in the Bible

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