PHI 141 Old Testament
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Surveys the literature produced by ancient Israel from its inception in the 10th century BCE to its absorption into the Roman Empire. The Hebrew Scriptures along with selected Apocryphal writings will be examined. The course will focus on the interpretation of these texts in light of the historical and cultural milieu from which they arose. Particular attention will be paid to the comparison of the literature of ancient Israel to that of its neighbors.
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