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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2007

E 358J • The Bible as Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35905 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
PAr 303

Course Description

Become familiar with the principal texts, interpretations, and images of the Old and New Testaments, so as to be able to recognize the use of the Bible in any form of literature, e.g., sciences, history, medicine, law, music, art, etc. Since the West depends upon the interpretation of "Alexandria," that's the interpretation we will study, although we will find that the West incorporates Jewish, Muslim, and pagan interpretations (as indicated by the required second text).

See the attached list of Readings and read them all, even though I spend half of the semester only on Genesis.

Grading Policy

Papers 50%
Attendance 25%
Final 25%
Must attain an "A" in all three areas or "B" in all three areas to receive the respective "A" or "B".


Any RSV (Revised Standard Version) Bible
The Bible As It Was, James L. Kugel


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