LREL

2070

Hebrew Bible: A Dialectic of Rebellion and Obedience

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hebrew Bible:TalesofRebellion

Fall 2019

Taught By: Fran Snyder

Section: A

CRN: 1632

Credits: 4

The Hebrew Bible is an ancient chronicle of one people's impassioned encounters with their deity. From start to finish, the Bible's theme is human resistance to divine authority's demand for obedience. The rhetoric of power predominates from the myths of the creation of female and male, through the political narratives of slavery and liberation, Joseph's rise to power in Egypt, Esther's triumph over genocide and political malevolence, the epic of monarchy and self-rule in Samuel and Kings, and the fiery advocacy of God's human prophets. We'll read through the lens of the Bible's fundamental anxiety: Who's in charge? Who has power and authority over human actions? If God or king is sovereign, what’s the use of free will? All readings are in translation. This course is a required core course for the Jewish Studies minor. It counts toward the Gender Studies minor and fulfills the single-text requirement for Literary Studies.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment 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: 2:05pm 7/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 904

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/12/2019