Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with Professor Christine Hayes
This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural setting in the Ancient Near East. There are 24 sessions at 50 minutes per session. Whew…that’s a whole hell of a lot of learning…and not sure if I will mentally survive such an endeavor…but I’m game. If I find it doesn’t work for me I will then explore other classes.