Lecture on 'This Spirit of the Lord' April 4


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Posted Online: April 01, 2013, 12:17 pm
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Press release submitted by Augustana College



Augustana College to host conversation about God

Rock Island, Ill. – Consider different Biblical interpretations of God with Dr. Kelly Murphy, an expert on the Hebrew Bible, with her lecture "The Spirit of the Lord" on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Hanson Hall of Science (726 35th Street), Room 102. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Dr. Murphy studies the Hebrew Bible and Judaism with an emphasis on interpreting Biblical text from both the historical and literary perspectives. She then looks at how those interpretations have changed through time from the ancient world until today.
As the Conrad J. Bergendoff Fellow in Religion at Augustana College, Dr. Murphy brings her academic background in Jewish studies and the Hebrew Bible to her courses, "Christian Scriptures" and "Interpreting the Bible." She holds degrees from Emory University, the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago.
For further information about the lecture, contact Dr. Dan Lee, director of the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics, at danlee@augustana.edu or (309) 794-7258.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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