2019-2020 Catalog

RELS 232 Ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible

A study of the development of the religion of ancient Israel and its expression in the Hebrew Bible. Special emphasis will be placed on the emergence of the central ideas of Biblical religion which formed the foundation for early Judaism and in time of Christianity and Islam. In addition to close reading of selected Biblical texts in translation attention will be paid to the historical context in which ancient Israel lived and to the findings of modern critical scholarship and archeology.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800
  • Regional Focus