YSS 6305: Old Testament Writings

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This course offers an introduction to the contemporary study of the Wisdom, Apocalyptic, and other Writings of the Hebrew and Greek Old Testament (First Covenant). The history, literature and theology of Judaism in the Persian and Hellenistic periods will be explored with special emphasis placed on Biblical, apocryphal, Qumran, Aramaic and Hellenistic texts. The emerging environment of first century Judaism will be thoroughly explored. The course will include exegesis of selected pericopae.