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 The book of Genesis concludes with the story of Joseph and the descent of the 12 tribes into Egypt, setting the stage for the Exodus in which God is seen as redeemer and liberator. Moses is the first in a line of apostolic (messenger) prophets and Yahwism is initiated. Mark Smiths thesis describing the emergence of Israelite religion through a process of convergence and divergence is presented as an alternative to the evolutionary-revolutionary dichotomy presented in Lecture 2.0000 - Chapter 1. One Who Wrestles The Significance of Jacobs Name Change0304 - Chapter 2. The 12 Sons of Jacob Joseph and His Brothers 1006 - Chapter 3. Exodus Sequel to Genesis and Myth of Origins for a Nation 2114 - Chapter 4. Mosess Legendary Birth Story and Early Life 2643 - Chapter 5. Descriptions of God in the Bible 3839 - Chapter 6. Smiths Convergence and Divergence ModelComplete 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.