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This course will study selected passages from the book of Deuteronomy in order to understand its composition, structure, theology, and literary pre-history.
Students must have completed both semesters of Old Testament Interpretation, or its equivalent, and must have at least one and preferable two years of Biblical Hebrew.
Uninterrupted attendance (2 classes may be missed for any reasons; any further missed class will result in a lower course grade).
Assigned presentations (always accompanied by a handout).
A mid-term translation exam on the text covered to that point.
A 15-20 page research paper on a topic relevant to the theme of the class.
Class preparation and participation 15%
Mid-term translation exam 15%
Final paper 40%