History and the Bible will come alive in unexpected ways as Fr. Tom offers a fun crash course in Salvation History – the storyline from creation to the Birth of Christ.

Do you read the Old Testament and find yourself asking: “What is happening?” Does the connection between the Old Testament and the New Covenant of Jesus Christ seem obscure? Why the seemingly endless genealogies….. and who the heck is Melchizedek?

What, when and who are the Patriarchs, Moses, the Burning Bush, Passover, the Golden Calf, the Tabernacle, the Ark, the Lampstand, the Holy of Holies, Aaron, the Kings, Solomon’s Temple, the Levitical priesthood, the United and Divided Kingdoms, the Prophets, the double exile and the return, and the rebuilding of the Temple.

How does salvation history relate to the conquest of Israel by the Assyrians, followed close on by conquest of Judea by the Babylonians, Persians, Alexander the Great, and the Romans?

How is it all pointing to Jesus Christ?

When: Four consecutive Sunday afternoons @ 5:00 pm: February 21 & 28 and March 7 & 14.

Where:

Required Materials: A Bible – the best version is the Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition (RSV-CE) but any version will suffice.

Supplemental Materials: Helpful maps, timelines, diagrams, charts and outlines are available here.