Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Nar
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Goals: To study in depth some portion of the narrative literature of the Jewish Scriptures/Christian Old Testament, with special attention to the issue of relevance posed by the antiquity of the texts, and to the issues posed by a sacred "literature-in-translation." Emphasis will be given to developing close reading skills, a working acquaintance with critical methods of biblical studies, and intercultural competence. Content: Course content may shift from year to year. It may focus on a large block of narrative, the Deuteronomic History (Joshua-2 Kings), for example, or on an individual book (e.g., Genesis), or on a piece of a book (e.g., the Jacob cycle). Alternatively, the course may adopt a thematic approach: e.g., "family, friend, and stranger," "holy war and peace," or yet other topics. Taught: Alternate years. Prerequisites: REL 1200 or REL 1220, or permission of the instructor. Credits: 4
Schwartz, Earl, "REL3200-01.Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Nar.Sp16.Schwartz,Earl" (2016). Syllabi. 7118.