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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 303 - Anthropological Approaches to the Study of the Bible: Kinship and the Family in Ancient Israel

Next Offered: 2009-2010
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 HU, WR

This course examines the structure and function of the kinship unit known as the “House of the Father” in the Hebrew Bible. The function of the “natal family” or “House of the Mother” will also be identified and explored. Modern ethnographic studies of kinship will provide a comparative framework for conceptualizing the Israelite family. Topics include: patterns for brokering marriages, patterns of inheritance, perceptions of intimacy, the practice of blood vengeance, royal succession, and evidence for household religion. Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: C. Chapman
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: JWST 205 or 208 and consent of instructor required.

Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with RELG 303

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