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CS92PROD
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)


RELI 201
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 203, CJST 244, COL 237, WLIT 281
Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies, Jewish and Israel Studies Minor, Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies Minor
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This course approaches the Hebrew Bible within its historical context while considering its literary, philosophical, and artistic legacy. Students will be exposed to the main historical strands of biblical criticism, while also engaging with the challenges of interpreting the Bible as modern readers: How and when did the Hebrew Bible come to be, and what relevance might it hold for us today? By beginning at the beginning and proceeding systematically through the Hebrew Bible, students will hone their skills as readers and interpreters of the Bible as a canon. Students will consider questions of the texts' function, universality, and authority, and will be encouraged to explore the wide range of biblical interpretations in literature, music, and the fine arts from antiquity to the present day.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
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)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUN-02-2020
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