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

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JWST 205 - Hebrew Bible in its Near Eastern Context

Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3HU, CD

An introduction to the literature, religion, and history of ancient Israel as contained within the Hebrew Bible and to the methods of interpretation used by modern scholars to understand this ancient text. Biblical writings will be studied within the context of other ancient Near Eastern texts.  Thematic emphases include the emergence of monotheism, the conceptualization of  the divine/human relationship, the mediation of priest, prophet and king, and issues of canon. No previous knowledge of the Hebrew Bible is assumed.  Enrollment Limit: 40.
Instructor: C. Chapman
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with RELG 205.

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