YSS 5303: Pentateuch

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This course is a study of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) that are essential for understanding Israelite history and theology and may also provide the lens through which the entire Bible was intended to be read. Greater focus will be placed on key texts in Exodus, their adaptation and development in Deuteronomy, and on the major themes in Genesis. This will include an introduction to the four major sources of this formative biblical tradition.