Old Testament History & Literature

BIBL 126
Biblical Literature and Interpretation

This course surveys the three major divisions of the Hebrew Bible (Law, Prophets and Writings). Israel’s religious traditions from the Patriarchal period through the restoration after the exile are examined with an eye toward the historical backgrounds and the spiritual journeys of the ancient Israelites. All the various genres of the biblical text, e.g. history, law, prophecy, poetry, wisdom, etc. are considered.