Introduction to the Old Testament
Yale, , Prof. Christine Hayes
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The Parts of the Whole - The Hebrew Bible in Its Ancient Near Eastern Setting: Biblical Religion in Context - Genesis 1-4 in Context-Doublets and Contradictions, Seams and Sources - Critical Approaches to the Bible: Introduction to Genesis 12-50 - Biblical Narrative: The Stories of the Patriarchs (Genesis 12-36)-Israel in Egypt: Moses and the Beginning of Yahwism (Genesis 37- Exodus 4) - Exodus: From Egypt to Sinai (Exodus 5-24, 32; Numbers) -The Priestly Legacy: Cult and Sacrifice, Purity and Holiness in Leviticus and Numbers
Biblical Law: The Three Legal Corpora of JE (Exodus), P (Leviticus and Numbers) and D-On the Steps of Moab: Deuteronomy - The Deuteronomistic History: Life in the Land - Response to Catastrophe -Hebrew Prophecy: The Non-Literary Prophets - Literary Prophecy: Amos - Hosea and Isaiah- Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum and Habbakuk - Perspectives on the Exile (Jeremiah, Ezekiel and 2nd Isaiah) - Responses to Suffering and Evil: Lamentations and Wisdom Literature - Biblical Poetry: Psalms and Song of Songs - The Restoration: 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah - Visions of the End: Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature - Alternative Visions: Esther, Ruth, and Jonah
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Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) (RLST 145) with Christine Hayes This lecture continues with a review of scholarly views on the historical accuracy of the Bible. The narratives of the patriarchs and matriarchs are introduced and the covenant between Abraham and God--which ultimately leads to the formation of a nation--is explained. Central themes of the patriarchal stories include Gods call to Abraham, Gods promise of a blessed and fruitful nation, threats to this promise (including the story of the binding of Isaac for sacrifice). Finally, after a significant character transformation, the third patriarch Jacob becomes Yisrael ("he who struggles with God").0000 - Chapter 1. Scholarly Opinion on the Historical Accuracy of the Bible 1305 - Chapter 2. Divine Command and Divine Promise Truths Freed from the Burden of Historicity 2006 - Chapter 3. The Covenant between God and Abraham 2538 - Chapter 4. The Story of Isaac 3912 - chapter 5. Jacob the TricksterComplete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpoyc.yale.eduThis course was recorded in Fall 2006.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.