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

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

Tuesday Evenings - May 7 to July 9, 2024 -
5:30-7:00PM Pacific


Dennis Gura
Dennis Dennis has been involved with interfaith dialogue for over 20 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 Dennis Gura.

“The LORD bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”


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

The Book of Numbers (from Greek Ἀριθμοί, Arithmoi, lit. 'numbers'; Biblical Hebrew: בְּמִדְבַּר,  Bəmīḏbar, lit. 'In [the] desert'; Latin: Liber Numeri) is the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible and the fourth of five books of the Jewish Torah. The book has a long and complex history. The name of the book comes from the two censuses taken of the Israelites. Numbers begins at Mount Sinai, where the Israelites have received their laws and covenant from God and God has taken up residence among them in the sanctuary. The task before them is to take possession of the Promised Land. 


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 Leviticus. Sessions will be facilitated by 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 nine-week series is $600. Community of Lifelong Learner subscribers receive a discount of $50 through a refund. Payment options are available. 

Make one $600 payment.  (subscribers receive a $50 refund)

Make three monthly payments
of $200 (subscribers receive a
$50 refund)


The Book of Numbers
May 7 to July 9, 2024 - 5:30-7:00PM Pacific


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

Dates and Curriculum - The Book of Numbers Online Intensive

1) Session One
Tuesday, May 7

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 1:1-4:20


2) Session Two 
Tuesday, May 14

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 4:21-7:89


3) Session Three
Tuesday, May 21

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 8:1-12:16

4) Session Four
Tuesday, May 28

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 13:1-15:41


5) Session Five
Tuesday, June 4

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 16:1-18:32

6) Session Six
Tuesday, June 11

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 19:1-22:1

7) Session Seven
Tuesday, June 18

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 22:1-25:9

8) Session Eight
Tuesday, June 25

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 25:10-30:1

9) Session Nine
Tuesday, July 2

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 30:2-32:42


10) Session Ten
Tuesday, July 9

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Numbers 33:1-36:13

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