Biblical scholar paints portrait of Moses’ sister

Buies Creek, N.C.—Internationally-known biblical scholar Dr. Phyllis Trible will be the featured speaker at Campbell University’s annual Department of Religion and Philosophy lecture, Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Butler Chapel.

Trible, who is a professor at Wake Forest Divinity School and Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature Emerita at Union Theological Seminary in New York, is considered a leader in the text-based exploration of women and gender in scripture. Her lecture, “A Mosaic for Miriam” will focus on the story of Moses and Miriam and Miriam’s role in the deliverance of the Israelites to the Promised Land.

A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, Trible began her teaching career at Wake Forest University in 1963. After leaving in 1971, she taught at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts and Union Theological Seminary in New York. She was appointed to the Wake Forest School of Divinity in 1998 and has been a visiting professor at several other theological schools including Vancouver School of Theology in British Columbia, Canada, and Lliff School of Theology in Denver, Co.

She is the author of the books “God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality,” “Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narrative,” and, most recently,a collection of essays titled, “Hagar, Sarah, and Their Children: Jewish, Christian, and MuslimPerspectives.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.