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JWST 306 - Biblical Biographies Told and Retold

FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
This course will trace the midrashic and intertextual development of the biographies of three pairs of biblical men and women as their stories are translated, expanded and retold.  We will first examine the primordial pair, Adam and Eve. We will then study the matriarch Rebekah and her less-favored son, Esau. Finally, we will read the unfolding biographies of the Moabite Ruth and her royal great grandson, King David. The textual traditions include the Masoretic Hebrew text, the Greek Septuagint, the Aramaic targums, the Pseudepigrapha, rabbinic midrash, and the New Testament. All readings will be in English translation.
This course is cross-listed with RELG 306




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