If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I'll be responding to Mark Drogin's presentation tomorrow (Feb 2) at the First Century Judaism Seminar. Drogin is presenting "The Prodigal Son and Ephraim’s Prototypical Act of Contrition - The Apostles’ Understanding of Luke 15 and Jeremiah 31". Stephen Pimentel is moderating.
I will be highlighting the allegorical significance of "Ephraim" in the minor prophets. I will also discuss the tension between Joseph/Ephraim and Judah as the the covenantal first-born sons of promise. I'll focus on how Jacob explicitly replaces Reuben (first born) and Simeon (second born) with Ephraim and Manasseh (cf. Gen 48:5). This produces a new order of birthrights: Ephraim, Manasseh, Levi, and Judah.
I'll be there from noon to 4pm at Gorman Hall on the campus of the University of Dallas. I look forward to meeting folks there.
When is it?
Saturday, February 2, 2008: 9 am to 4 pm
Where is it?
Gorman Lecture Hall, University of Dallas
What should I expect?
Four one-hour sessions, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and a break for lunch.
How much is it?
Who is sponsoring this Seminar?
Remnant of Israel and St. Stephen the Martyr Chapter of Catholics United for the Faith. Visit www.firstcenturyjudaism.com and www.remnantofisrael.net.