Familiarity with the Bible is essential to any liberal arts education. This course is the place to begin. A master-work of great complexity revealing many voices and many periods, the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament is a collection of traditional literature of various genres including prose and poetry, law, narrative, ritual texts, sayings, and other forms. We seek to understand the varying ways Israelites understood and defined themselves in relation to their ancestors, their ancient Near Eastern neighbors, and their God.
Fall semester. Professor Niditch.
Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English