Dec 03, 2023
ENGL 245 - Literature of the Old Testament
PREREQUISITES: ENGL 111 - English Composition
PROGRAM: Liberal Arts
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Summer, 2011
Surveys the Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture as a literary work. Emphasizes history, composition, structure, cultural context, and recognizing the contribution it has made to human development.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
- Identify and explain various terms, theories, and concepts in the field of literary study.
- Critically evaluate approaches to Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture study.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the general background, geography, content, and authorship of the Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture books.
- Identify the historical sequence of events in Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture history.
- Apply literary techniques to interpret Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture texts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural contexts from which biblical literature developed.
- Discuss divergent interpretation of Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture.
- Discuss Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture contribution to human development.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- Canonical scripture
- Deutero-canonical scripture
- The Yahwist
- Wisdom literature
- Covenant and law
- Hebrew poetry
- Prophetic literature
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