RELST 4659

RELST 4659

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course examines the raw materials and discursive processes by which Biblical scribes fabricated a history of ancient Israel that featured static and defensible geographic and genealogical boundaries. We will bring the tools of biblical criticism (philological, archaeological, literary historical) to bear on biblical narrative traditions that in different ways were essential in the process of inventing biblical Israel. We will focus on the modes and materials of textual production and on how modern historians engage biblical narrative in fabricating their own narrative histories of ancient Israel. We will also consider how ancient and modern historical writing on ancient Israel has been put into the service of contemporary political discourse on boundaries and borders in Israel-Palestine. For longer description and instructor bio visit the Society for the Humanities website.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)

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  • 17850RELST 4659  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online