MES 310 • INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
The Hebrew bible (the Old Testament) is a foundation text of Western culture and was subject to many interpretation for over 2000 years. The goal of the course is to look at the bible as a text and investigate its meaning in its historical and cultural environment. The course examines the Hebrew Bible through a wide range of approaches, including source criticism and the historical-critical school. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural setting in the Ancient Near East.
Class participation and attendance 10% Mid-term exam 20% 2 Papers 40% Final exam 30%
Hebrew Bible (The Old Testament) Other books to be provided by the instructor.