Hebrew/Jewish Studies 2700H The Hebrew Biblein Translation
Creation, expulsion, procreation, murder, natural disaster — the opening chapters of the Bible tell a tale of universal origins. The narratives that follow relate the story of a chosen individual, then a family, and finally a people. This course introduces the narratives of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) from Genesis through Kings. The stories will be studied within their Ancient Near Eastern contexts — social, cultural, and religious. We will also examine the special literary features that make biblical prose so distinctive. Finally, we will look at the ways in which certain stories were understood by later generations.
Class time & Location: 9:35-10:55 T/R - Smith Lab 2186
Class # 26010/26579