LREL

2070

The Hebrew Bible: Modern Discoveries of An Ancient Text

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hebrew Bible

Fall 2020

Taught By: Malka Edinger

Section: A

CRN: 1632

Credits: 4

The Hebrew Bible is arguably the most important book in the development of western religions.  But what are the origins of this ancient text?  This course will examine the Hebrew Bible, with special emphasis placed on its Ancient Near East context.  In this course, we will see how biblical texts are a reflection of the religious thoughts and practices of ancient Israel.  We will cover a wide variety of material, with close readings of select sections, examining key passages and themes throughout the Hebrew Bible.  We’ll learn to read critically and to distinguish the text’s original meanings from its later Jewish and Christian interpretations.  In addition, we’ll see how different methodologies of biblical study result in different readings of the same texts.  No knowledge of Hebrew is required; all readings are in translation. This course is a required core course for the Jewish Culture minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:26pm 7/11/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020