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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2010

HEB 374 • THE ORIGINS OF BIBLICAL STORIES

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
11111 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
PAR 308
PAT-EL, N

Course Description

Every literature is dependent on what preceded it. Did you ever wonder where Biblical stories came from? Where they original, or perhaps common to a number of related civilizations? In this Course, we will track the origin of several Biblical stories (the creation, the flood, the exodus, the resurrection etc.). During the course we will read some of these stories afresh and compare them to similar stories from other cultures in the Ancient Near East. Understanding the provenance of Biblical stories will allow us to understand thet cultural and literary context in which they were written.

Grading Policy

Participation 20% 3 short papers 30% Midterm 20% Final 30%

Texts

HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version, Harper One

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