Time: 15:45 - 16:30
Prose lounge: For dust thou art?
God is said to have shaped humans from dust, and Christian funerals still promise that we will also rise from the earth. One of the 10 plagues of Egypt was initiated when Moses tossed soot into the air. Job sat in dust and ashes when he lost all he owned. But – was it dust?
Dust is a symbol of the perishable and the low, the unimportant and valueless. The serpent in Paradise ate dust, but Psalm 18.42 declares that David beat his enemies "as small as the dust before the wind".
What does "dust" represent in the Bible? How has Christianity related to it. Kari Veiteberg is the bishop of Oslo and topical last year with the books Eg hadde ikkje orka Gud utan Jesus (conversation with Sigri Sandberg) and Bibelen på 200 sider. In conversation with Grethe Fatima Syéd.
In collaboration with the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFFO).
The conversation will be in Norwegian.