Course Memo

This course introduces students to both the Pentateuch and the Historical books of the Old Testament. Given the large sweep of material, the approach is strategic. Closer attention will be given to key passages in each set of books, while familiarizing students with the state of critical scholarship regarding their historical context. Theological questions emerging from the canonical ordering of the material, and certain aspects of reception history in the Jewish and Christian traditions, will also be touched upon. The course employs a lecture / discussion format, and evaluates student progress with exams, short writing assignments, and other paper options. This class is for MDiv and MA/MTS students, [Introduction to Sacred Scripture or equivalent]