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REL 221 History and Literature of the Ancient Israelites 4cr

This course introduces the Hebrew Bible as an anthology of ancient Israelite religious and literary texts. Emphasis is placed on the texts' literary-cultural aspects, including history, composition, structure, and cultural contexts, as well as themes, images, and other conventions. The course also explores ways in which these texts shape contemporary Jewish practices (holidays).
Triad: Philosophy/Religion or Language/ Global Issues