|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Studies|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
The Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament, is a diverse collection of writings spanning a millennium in time and reflecting the societies, beliefs, ideas, and institutions of the people of ancient Israel. This course introduces the Hebrew Bible in its complex historical, religious, and literary dimensions and seeks to introduce students to the variety of approaches modern readers bring to a reading of the Bible. We will combine close readings of the biblical texts in translation with contemporary approaches to the Hebrew Bible and its context in the ancient Near East.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CJS)(CMES)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
A. Berlin & M. Brettler (eds.), JEWISH STUDY BIBLE
J. Collins, A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE
J. Kugel, HOW TO READ THE BIBLE
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm exam and research paper.
|Instructor(s): Russ-Fishbane,Elisha Reuven Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 14||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 10||FR: 10|