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Old Testament Interpretation
Continuation of the first semester of REL 500. An introduction to the contents of the Old Testament, with a focus on the Prophets and Writings. The course concentrates on the methods of Old Testament interpretation and on the development of Israelite biblical literature and religion in their historical and cultural context, as well as on the theological appropriation of the Old Testament for contemporary communities of faith.
The first semester of Old Testament Interpretation, covering the Pentateuch and Historical Books and the methods of their interpretation.
Assigned readings in the Old Testament and in the scholarly literature; a mid-term exam; a short exegesis paper; a final exam.
Performance on the exams and on the paper.