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 Online Intensive - Series on the Old Testament / Torah
- Book of Exodus -

Agora Foundation Online Intensive -
The Old Testament / Torah - Book of Exodus 

Wednesday Evenings - September 6 to November 22, 2023 -
5:30-7:00PM Pacific

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Elizabeth Reyes

Thomas Aquinas College
Elizabeth earned her PhD. in Literature from the University of Dallas and served as Editorial Assistance for The Lyric Garden publication. She has been a tutor at Thomas Aquinas College since 2011 and a frequent Agora Foundation seminar leader. 


Dennis Gura

Advisory Council 

Dennis Dennis has been involved with interfaith dialogue for over 12 years. As an undergraduate, he studied the intersection of art and religion in traditional cultures in UCLA’s World Arts and Culture program. He earned his MBA from UCLA in 1978. 

Sessions will be facilitated by Elizabeth Reyes and Dennis Gura.

“I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will give it to you as your own possession — I, the LORD! Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of a house of slavery. For it was with a strong hand that the Lord brought you out from there.”


The Agora Foundation's online series on the books of the Old Testament / Torah will continue in the fall with The Book of Exodus. The overall initiative is expected to last three to four years, with attendees choosing which book offerings to participate in.

The Book of Exodus (from Ancient Greek: Ἔξοδος, romanized: Éxodos; Hebrew: שְׁמוֹת Šəmōṯ, 'Names') is the second book of the Bible. The text tells the story of the Israelites leaving the slavery of Egypt, led by Moses to Mount Sinai, where the 10 commandments are given. Covenants are made between God and the people, promising a holy nation and offering specific laws and instructions which suggest that God will dwell with them and lead them to possess the promised land to the descendants of Abraham. We invite you to join us as we explore this iinfinitely rich text, discussing just a few pages at a time. One need not have attended The Book of Genesis Online Intensive to fruitfully participate in this course. Exodus, and all of the books in the series, will be explored through the lenses of theology, philosophy, history, psychology, and literature. 


Online seminars in this series will take place on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:00PM Pacific Time. Attendees are encouraged to read their preferred translation of The Book of Exodus. Sessions will be facilitated by Elizabeth Reyes and Dennis Gura. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 2 CEU credits for participating. This eleven-week series is $750. Community of Lifelong Learners subscribers receive a discount of $50 through a refund. Payment options are available. 

Make one $750 payment.  (subscribers receive a $50 refund)

Make three monthly payments
of $250 (subscribers receive a
$50 refund)


The Book of Exodus
September 6 to November 22, 2023 - 5:30-7:00PM Pacific


Attendees are encouraged to read their preferred translation of The Book of Exodus, and commentaries will be supplied as links in the Discussion Forum. 

Dates and Curriculum - The Book of Exodus Online Intensive

1) Session One
Wednesday, September 6

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 1:1 - 3:15

2) Session Two
Wednesday, September 13

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 3:16 - 6:1

3) Session Three
Wednesday, September 20

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 6:2 - 9:35

4) Session Four
Wednesday, September 27

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 10:1 - 13:16

5) Session Five
Wednesday, October 4

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 13:17 - 17:16


6) Session Six
Wednesday, October 11

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 18:1 - 20:23


7) Session Seven
Wednesday, October 18

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 21:1 - 24:18

8) Session Eight
Wednesday, October 25

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 25:1 - 27:19


9) Session Nine
Wednesday, November 1

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Exodus 27:20 - 30:10


10) Session Ten
Wednesday, November 8

5:30-7:00PM PST

Exodus 30:11 - 34:35


11) Session Eleven
Wednesday, November 15

5:30-7:00PM PST

Exodus 35:1 - 38:20


12) Session Twelve
Wednesday, November 22

5:30-7:00PM PST

Exodus 38:21 - 40:38

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