This course is an investigation of three primary sources for understanding biblical backgrounds: the religious environment of ancient Israel, narratives of key biblical figures as cultural memory texts of ancient Israel within the context of the ancient Middle East, and the place of Jesus throughout the books of the New Testament considering its Second Temple religious environment. These approaches provide valuable insight for readers of the Bible everywhere as they perform their own contextual interpretations.
Course DetailsLevel: Graduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring
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