|TITLE||Pentateuch and Historical Books|
|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DEPARTMENT||Sacred Scripture, Hebrew and Greek|
Foundations of Theology
The study-unit opens with the examination of the place of the Pentateuch and the Historical Books in the Jewish and Christian canons. After a brief presentation of the history of the study of the formation of the Pentateuch, we will study the main sections of the Pentateuch: the beginning time (Gen. 1-11), the story of the ancestors of Israel (Gen. 12-50), the exodus from Egypt and the wilderness wandering (Exodus-Leviticus-Numbers), the Sinai covenant and the Law (Exodus-Leviticus-Numbers), and the book of Deuteronomy. Then follows an introduction to the "Deuteronomic History" (Joshua - 2 Kings).
Reading List:- BLENKINSOPP J., The Pentateuch. An Introduction
to the First Five Books of the Bible, London
- BROADT L., Reading the Old Testament. An
Introduction, Mahwah/NJ 1984.
- JAGERSMA H., A History of Israel to Bar Kochba,
- WHYBRAY R. N., Introduction to the Pentateuch.
Grand Rapids/MI 1995.
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