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Religious Studies

REL 340 (4th Sem Lang Req) Hebrew Torah/Pentateuch (1)

A critical analysis of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis through Deuteronomy. The course will focus on modern literary analysis of the pentateuchal traditions and archaeological discoveries which are helping to clarify the historical and cultural context from which the first five books of the Bible emerged. Topics will include the formation of the canon, biblical saga and history and the origins of Israelite law.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Fourth Semester Language Requirement

  • Offering: Alternate years in spring
  • Instructor: McCreery