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Hebrew Bible Seminar: Problems in the Book of Isaiah
A close reading of selected chapters of the Hebrew text of Isaiah in order to test recent theories of the book’s compositional history.
Two years of Biblical Hebrew or the equivalent; previous scholarly work in biblical studies.
Preparation of the texts to be discussed in class; assigned readings in the scholarly literature; participation in the class discussion; a major final paper on a problem or a passage in Isaiah.
Performance in the class discussion and on the paper.