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M3. Biblical Tour of the Greco-Roman Galleries
Sun, October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
On this inaugural tour, Dr Choong will share his thoughts on the main influences of Hellenic, Hellenistic and Roman cultures on the writing of the Bible with specific references to artifacts in these immense galleries.
Three themes of Greek Religious Thought
1. LIFE & SUFFERING: Creation accounts and the healing arts.
2. DEATH & THE AFTERLIFE: Moral cognition and preparation for the next life.
3. RELIEF & BELIEF: Emergence of religion and belief in the resurrection.