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“Marriage and Family in Biblical Law” is the theme of a three-part seminar that kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27.

The seminar series, which continues on March 27 and April 24, is sponsored by UT and the Knoxville Jewish Alliance. The seminar will be held at Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville. The seminar is free and open to the public.

The series is made possible through a 2013 UT Knoxville Outreach and Incentive grant. UT provides special project funding for proposals that specifically enhance the engagement mission of the university. Monies are allocated through an annual competitive process.

The seminar series will be led by Erin Darby, assistant professor of religious studies, and Raphe Panitz, adult education coordinator at Heska Amuna Synagogue and Knoxville Jewish Alliance board member.

Each session will explore a different aspect of marriage and family law in the ancient Near East, in the Hebrew Bible and in the Talmud. Texts will be studied from an academic perspective with the goal of understanding how these laws functioned in the time periods in which they were written and how they compare to modern practices.

The first session will look at marriage and adoption.

For more information contact or call 865-690-6343.

C O N T A C T :

Erin Darby (865-974-2466,