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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
What is the Hebrew Bible and why should one read it? While many people view it as a divinely-given text and a legal source, this course approaches it as a great literary compendium enjoyed by readers for millennia. Through study of biblical narrative, students will learn how the Bible's clipped style leaves questions of motive, intent, and psychology unanswered and pushes readers to contemplate situations and drawn their own conclusions. In this way, readers become interpreters and through written interpretations they make the text their own. Each presents their own Abraham, David, Hannah, or Jezebel. After reading key texts on biblical narrative by Erich Auerbach and Robert Alter, students will write their own critical and creative textual interpretations, evaluate specific interpretations and comparing different interpretations.
When Offered Fall.
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- MW McGraw Hall 215
- Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
Instruction Mode: In Person
For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.
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