JWST 4102

JWST 4102

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

The books of 1 and 2 Samuel tell the riveting story of the rise to power of Israel's kings Saul and David.  In this class we will read these books in the original Hebrew, paying attention to details of character and plot development, as well as issues of compositional history and the relationship of biblical narrative to ancient Israelite history.  Students' weekly preparation will involve translation with close attention to lexical, grammatical and syntactic issues raised by the Hebrew texts, as well as work with commentaries and other secondary literature.  Students grades will be based on class participation and preparation, an in-class presentation and a final research paper.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: At least one year of Biblical Hebrew, two years of Modern Hebrew, or permission of instructor.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 4102NES 6102RELST 4102

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17101JWST 4102  SEM 101