How Bible Became Holy

JUDS 0682 S01 [CRN: 16769]

Over the past 2,000 years, people have killed and died for the Bible, and it continues to exercise a powerful if contested role in modern politics. Yet how did it achieve this power? This course will trace the development of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) from its origins in ancient Israel to its development about five hundred years later as a foundational text of both Judaism and Christianity. The focus will be on how Jews and early Christians throughout antiquity understood and ascribed authority to the Bible. No prior knowledge necessary.
Term
Fall 2019
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
10:30 - 11:50 Tue, Thu - from Sep 4, 2019 to Sep 12, 2019
10:30 - 11:50 Tue, Thu - from Sep 17, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Exam Group Code
13