Ark Encounter – Separating Fact from Fiction

Rabbi Robert Barr will look at the Ark Encounter through several different lenses. He will challenge the idea that the story of Noah’s ark represents a historical event. Rather, he will demonstrate how it is clear from the Bible itself that the story is simply that—a story, one more biblical myth created by the ancients to address issues of their time. Additionally, he will expose the true intent of the Ark Encounter.

Robert B. Barr is the Founding Rabbi of Congregation Beth Adam and (an online congregation).  Known for his irreverent and often witty presentation style, Barr is a popular speaker on a wide range of topics including contemporary Jewish thought, religious fundamentalism, and ethics.  Recognized by his peers as a leader in the evolution of modern, liberal Judaism, his writings have been published in journals, books, and websites around the world.   Barr is active in the leadership of many Jewish organizations and has twice served as president of the Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis.  He was ordained and awarded a Doctor of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.  His weekly podcast are available through iTunes or by going to

Free Inquiry Group Meeting

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Held at

First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati

536 Linton St.

Cincinnati, OH  45219

At Reading Rd., 3 blocks north of William Howard Taft Rd./I-71 exit