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Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Poetry to Apocalypse

Containing the sacred writings of two of the major world religions, the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) has influenced centuries of literature, art, and thought. This course, the third part of Introduction to the Old Testament, treats the historical, sociological, and literary contexts—both ancient and contemporary—in which the books of the Hebrew Bible emerged and its role as canonical scripture in Judaism and Christianity. This course focuses on the “writings,” the last part of the Hebrew Bible. Classes are discussion-oriented and involve close analysis and interpretation of texts.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A heightened understanding of the Old Testament from historical, sociological, and literary contexts
  • Greater knowledge of the Hebrew Bible’s role as canonical scripture in Judaism and Christianity

Ideal for

  • The culturally engaged
  • Professionals who use critical thinking
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