NES 6102

NES 6102

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 required.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 4102NES 4102RELST 4102

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17103NES 6102  SEM 101