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The Bible and the Ancient Near East

The Bible and the Ancient Near East

Online
Course 3501 | 3 credits

In this course students acquire general knowledge of the Hebrew Bible — its contents, as well as its historical, cultural, and religious contexts. Students learn to identify the basic genres of biblical narrative and biblical law and to appraise what make them unique, as well as common features within the context of the Ancient Near East. The course also covers the scholarly methods and discoveries of Near Eastern archaeologists, Jewish exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, and issues related to translation of the text.