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RELS 12003 - The Hebrew Bible and History

Course Credit: 1
(HIST, MENA)
The Hebrew Bible and History Introduction to the books of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and how critical scholarship uses them as a source for the history of ancient Israel and its culture. Examines central Israelite social and religious institutions and concepts (covenant, monarchy, priesthood), with particular attention to the intersection between history and theology in Israelite thought. Addresses the polemical use of this text today in the US culture wars as well as in the Israel-Palestine conflict. [AH, C, R]