OT1-Introduction to the Old Testament
OT 1 — INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT: PENTATEUCH AND FORMER PROPHETS
This is the first of a two-semester sequence that introduces the literature of the entire Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Nine books, Genesis through Kings, are studied, along with the history of Israel, the transmission of the text, and the development of the canon. The course approaches the books from three perspectives: historical, literary, and theological. Each document is explored on the basis of what current historical-critical scholarship believes to be its cultural and historical setting. Literary considerations include the process of authorship or compilation, audience and genres. Much attention is given to the major themes, religious beliefs, and theological intentions of individual O.T. books and the larger complexes, with some notice of their history of interpretation within Judaism and Christianity.
Prof. Owens. 3 credits.
Michaelmas 2013. Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:20pm.
If this is the first course you are registering for in the Michaelmas 2013 term, please add a non-refundable $100 Academic Fee. If you have already registered for a course this term, you do not need to add the Fee. Please note that if you are selecting courses over several terms, you will need to pay the Academic Fee once in each term.