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RLST 145: Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)

RLST 145: Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) is offered online.

Topics: Literature, General History, Hebrew, Religious Studies

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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.

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  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Christine Hayes
  • Institution: Open Yale Courses
  • Topics: Literature, General History, Hebrew, Religious Studies

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About Open Yale Courses: Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

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