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 Online Intensive - Series on the Old Testament 
- Book of Genesis -

Agora Foundation Online Intensive -
The Old Testament - Book of Genesis 

Begins March 14 and ends May 30, 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 be 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.

“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

Beginning in March, 2023, the Agora Foundation will launch an online intensive series on the book of the Old Testament. This series will begin with the Book of Genesis, and all future books will be launched as separate offerings, with differing schedules and pricing. The overall initiative is expected to last three to four years, with attendees choosing which book offerings to participate in.

The Book of Genesis (from Greek Γένεσις, Génesis; Hebrew: בְּרֵאשִׁית Bəreʾšīt, "In [the] beginning") is the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. Its Hebrew name is the same as its first word, Bereshit. Genesis is an account of the creation of the world, the early history of humanity, and of Israel's ancestors and the origins of the Jewish people. The book is roughly divisible in two parts: the primeval history and the ancestral history, and contains some of the world's most famous stories and passages. The importance of Genesis focuses on the covenants between God and the chosen people, as well as the people and a promised land. In addition to the book itself, commentaries from Jewish and Christian scholars will be offered and discussed to add to the conversation. Genesis, and all of the books in the series, will be explored through the lenses of theology, philosophy, history, and literature. 


Online seminars in this series will take place on Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:00PM Pacific Time. Attendees are encouraged to read their preferred translation of the Book of Genesis, and all commentaries will be supplied in English translation, as attached PDFs. 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. Partial scholarships 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 Genesis
Begins March 14 and ends May 30, 2023 - 5:30-7:00PM Pacific


Attendees are encouraged to read their preferred translation of the Book of Genesis, and commentaries will be supplied as upload as PDF attachments. 

Dates and Curriculum - Book of Genesis Intensive

1) Session One
Tuesday, March 14

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 1:1–6:8

2) Session Two
Tuesday, March 21

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 6:9–11:32


3) Session Three
Tuesday, March 28

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 12:1–17:27


4) Session Four
Tuesday, April 4

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 18:1–22:24


5) Session Five
Tuesday, April 11

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 23:1–25:18


6) Session Six
Tuesday, April 18

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 25:19–28:9

7) Session Seven
Tuesday, April 25

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 28:10–32:3


8) Session Eight
Tuesday, May 2

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 32:4–36:43


9) Session Nine
Tuesday, May 9

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 37:1–40:23


10) Session Ten
Tuesday, May 16

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 41:1–44:17


11) Session Eleven
Tuesday, May 23

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 44:18–47:27

12) Session Twelve

Tuesday, May 30

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Genesis 47:28–50:26

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