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RELG 101 - Introduction To The Old Testament


Credit(s): 3
This course provides a historical introduction to the religious life and thought of ancient Israel by analyzing the literature of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). In order to properly diagnose this material, students are introduced to a variety of modern methodological approaches. Special emphasis is placed on reading this diverse collection of writings as literary products of their original social and historical contexts, having been composed within the cultural milieu of the ancient Near East. From this perspective, the course examines how ancient Israelites/Jews produced and used these texts to respond theologically and ideologically to their lived experiences.

Course Level: Undergraduate



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