MES 381 • Biblical Poetry
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
The objective of this course is to acquaint the students with the beauty and special features of Biblical Poetryfrom the literary as well as the linguistic and stylistic points of view. Readings in the Hebrew original will include: the Song of Lamech (Genesis 4), the Blessings of Jacob (Genesis 49), the Song of the Sea (or: the Song of Moses) (Exodus 15), the Parables of Balaam (Numbers 23-24), the Poem of "Ha'azinn" ("Listen O Heavens") (Deuteronomy 32), the Blessings of Moses (Deut. 33), the Song of Deborah (Judges 5), the Prayer of Hannah (First Samuel 2), the Lamentation of David over Saul and Jonathan (Second Samuel 1), the Song of David Upon Delivery from the Land of Saul (Second Samuel 22), Isaiah's Message to King Hezekiah re King Senacherib (Second Kings 19), selected samples from the Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekial and the "minor Prophets," and selections from the Psalms, Job, etc.
The Hebrew Bible (with or without English translation)