The Gender of God in Ancient Israel

Date: May 02, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning | Public Lectures and Events

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning Public Lectures & Events

The Gender of God in Ancient Israel

Part of our spring learning series, Relating to God

This session is generously sponsored by Linda and Ronald F Daitz and by Yale Asbell, JTS trustee.

Monday, May 2, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

With Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages

How did the biblical authors, and other Israelites, view the gender of God? Did they perceive God to be male? Did any of them perceive God as female? To answer this question, we will examine both several biblical texts as well as archaeological evidence.

If you have previously registered for another session in the Relating to God series (April 25–May 23), your registration admits you to all sessions in this series, and you may attend as many as you’d like.

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.


Relating to God

Join JTS scholars to explore what Jewish texts and thought can teach us about how we might understand, experience, and be in relationship with the divine. 

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