INTRO TO OLD TESTAMENT: SOCIAL & RELIGIOUS TRANSFORMATIONS (OT-3003)
This course gives an overview of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, with a focus on societal and religious transformations detailed in the texts,
and is designed primarily for 2nd year students in the stackable curriculum. Social justice issues in the ancient world of the Hebrew Bible will be
discussed along with their modern applications. The geographic focus of the lectures will focus on the southern Levant (Holy Land) in its
Middle Eastern contexts, the temporal range will be approximately 1200–400 BCE. Themes will be stressed that echo PSR’s core values, with
special focus on leadership in its biblical forms, critical thinking, contexts (both ancient and modern), race/ethnicity, sexuality, and gender.
Evaluation will be based on class participation in discussion and several written assignments.