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The Wisdom of Ageing: The Bible and the very old

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Join us for 'Ageing Well', our new talk series for seniors in collaboration with the University of Sheffield. 'Ageing Well' is part of the 'Philosopher in Residence' project.

Hugh Pyper 
Town Trust room
Only three characters in the Old Testament are described as 'very old'; Eli, David and Barzillai. Reading their stories gives an insight into what the role of the elderly was in Ancient Israel and may help us to decide whether such extreme old age was viewed as a blessing or a curse. Did age bring a person wisdom, or take it away?