Spring 2007 not offered
This course will include a close reading of select Jewish writings composed between the formation of the Hebrew Bible (ca. 400 B.C.E.) and the parallel rise of rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity (ca. 100 C.E.). Readings will include the Old Testament apocrypha, the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran, Philo and Josephus. Attention will be given to the creativity of these writings, their common setting in times of oppression and their place in the religious heritage of Judaism and Christianity.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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THE OXFORD ANNOTATED BIBLE WITH THE APOCRYPHA (RSV) J.H. Charlesworth (ed.), THE OLD TESTAMENT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA S. Cohen, FROM THE MACCABEES TO THE MISHNAH G.W.E. Nickelsburg, JEWISH LITERATURE BETWEEN THE BIBLE AND THE MISHNAH V. Tcherikover, HELLENISTIC CIVILIZATION AND THE JEWS G. Vermes (ed.), THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS IN ENGLISH
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Two short papers and one longer one.