Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2021

     

MLSC 606 001 (CRN: 24155)

HEBREW BIBLE/ITS INTERPRETERS

Long Title: THE HEBREW BIBLE AND ITS INTERPRETERS
Department: School of Continuing Studies
Instructor: Henze, Matthias
Meeting: 6:00PM - 9:00PM M KRF 105 (25-JAN-2021 - 30-APR-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s):
Liberal Studies
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required) Department Permission Required
Section Enrolled: 13
Enrollment data as of: 15-AUG-2022 11:27PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: This seminar seeks to acquaint students with the principal parts of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, with the modern, historical-critical study of the Bible as an academic discipline, and a few episodes in the recent history of the Bible in the West. Our reading of the biblical literature will primarily be historical-critical in the sense that it emphasizes that the Hebrew Bible is rooted in the ancient Near East, its history and literature. At the same time we will be sensitive to traditional, Jewish and Christian readings of the Bible as they evolved over two millennia and examine how these faith-based traditions arose, how they differ from modern critical approaches and how the two can complement each other.