Were the Jews Expecting a Messiah?

George W.E. Nickelsburg will speak at TWU on March 18th.

On March 18th Trinity Western University's MA in Biblical Studies Program is hosting a free public lecture entitled "Were the Jews Expecting a Messiah?" by George W.E. Nickelsburg. Known internationally as a specialist in the field of early Judaism and the origins of Christianity, Nickelsburg will speak about Jews living in the troubling times of the first century Mediterranean. Did they hope that the Messiah would soon appear to alleviate their woes and solve their difficulties? The answer is both yes and no. Life was complicated, and there was no simple answer. Within this complexity, the first Christians spoke with a diversity that was compelling to some but unconvincing to others.

 

Event at a Glance

Event: Free Public Lecture by Dr. George W.E. Nickelsburg: Were the Jews Expecting a Messiah?
Date: Wednesday March 18th 2009
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Northwest Building Auditorium
Contact: Dorothy Peters p: 604-888-7511 ext. 3267 e: dorothy.peters@twu.ca

Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 41undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 17 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.

 

Last Updated: 2009-03-04
Author: Erin Mussolum