Mondays at Museum Series: Lecture by Professor Tudor Parfitt -Adam & Eve and the Beginning of Love

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

In this illustrated lecture Tudor Parfitt will give an illustrated lecture which will try to elucidate the meaning of the Biblical story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. His dissection of the Hebrew texts, his discoveries in the catacombs in Rome and in a small town in northern Italy, as well as his reading of the work of Michelangelo lead to an astonishing and unexpected conclusion, which is liberating as well as unexpected about what really happened in the encounter between the first man and the first woman, and why it matters today.

As Distinguished Professor at Florida International University and Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, Tudor Parfitt has written 28 books on the history of the Jews. Over the last 20 years he has devoted himself to tracking down the Lost Tribes of Israel in Africa and Asia and following leads about the lost Ark of the Covenant which resulted in the discovery of the African Ark in 2005. In 2007, he was appointed Fellow at the Dubois Institute, Harvard University and in 2011 gave the Huggins Lectures at Harvard. As broadcaster he presented In Search of the Sons of Abraham for Channel Four and NOVA about the Lemba tribe of South Africa and Quest for the Lost Ark for Channel Four and the History Channel. He has appeared on the Today Show and was the subject of an episode of CBS’s 60 Minutes.

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Adam & Eve