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LIT 40 INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT)

3 Units - 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC
This course offers a non-sectarian, general introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament and Apocrypha) as a literary text. The course specifically studies the historical, cultural, and literary contexts out of which the Hebrew Bible emerged; the development of the Pentateuch, the Prophets, the Psalms, wisdom literature and apocalyptic writings; the process of collecting and ordering the Canon; critical approaches to the text; representations of major characters; the persistence and transformation of major themes; questions of audience; literary genres central to the study of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near-Eastern literature; and the influence of the Hebrew Bible on the New Testament and subsequent Western literary texts. NR



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