Scott B. Noegel
Examines the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in translation and its relationship with literatures of ancient Near East. Comparisons drawn between the biblical text and the literary works of Canaan, Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia. Emphasis on the sophisticated literary techniques employed by the biblical writers. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 240.
General understanding of the biblical text.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
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Complete assigned readings and participate in discussions.
Class assignments and grading
Exams, participation, improvement