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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:

  1. Identify and explain various terms, theories, and concepts in the field of literary study.
  2. Critically evaluate approaches to Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture study.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the general background, geography, content, and authorship of the Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture books.
  4. Identify the historical sequence of events in Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture history.
  5. Apply literary techniques to interpret Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture texts.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural contexts from which biblical literature developed.
  7. Discuss divergent interpretation of Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture.
  8. Discuss Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture contribution to human development.


COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Canonical scripture
  • Deutero-canonical scripture
  • Apocrypha
  • The Yahwist
  • Wisdom literature
  • Covenant and law
  • Creation
  • Hebrew poetry
  • Prophetic literature

 
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