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

Fall 2005

E 358J • The Bible as Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33345 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
BEN 1.126

Course Description

Become familiar with the principal texts and images of the Old and New Testaments so as to recognize the use of the Bible in any form of literature, e.g., Sciences, History, Medicine, Music, Law, Philosophy, Theology, etc. Since the West depends upon the interpretation of Alexandria, that's the interpretation we will do, although we will mention Jewish, Muslim, Pagan and other sectarian interpretations. For Alexandrian exegesis, make sure that you know chapters 5-9 of R.M. Grant, Short History of the Interpretation of the Bible.

Grading Policy

Four short papers (6 pages each) submitted in drafts and final versions; attendance (do not miss more than two classes); final exam.

An average of papers 50%
Attendance 25%
Final Exam 25%


RSV Revised Standard Version Bible (OUP)
R.M. Grant, Short History of the Interpretation of the Bible


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