Who Wrote the Bible (HA)

Subject associations
REL 230 / JDS 230
Fall 2023
Liane M. Feldman
Registrar description

This course introduces the Hebrew Bible (Christian "Old Testament"), a complex anthology written by many people over nearly a thousand years. In this class, we will ask questions about the Hebrew Bible's historical context and ancient meaning, as well as its literary profile and early reception. Who wrote the Bible? When and how was it written? What sources did its authors draw on to write these stories? And to what circumstances were they responding? Students will develop the skills to critically analyze written sources, and to understand, contextualize, and critique the assumptions inherent in modern treatments of the Bible.

Additional description

Area of Study Requirement: Ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Greek and Roman Religions