|TITLE||Prophetic, Apocalyptic and Wisdom Literature|
|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DEPARTMENT||Sacred Scripture, Hebrew and Greek|
Foundations of Theology
This study-unit will be equally divided between Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and the Twelve Minor Prophets) and Wisdom Literature (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes or Qohelet, Ecclesiasticus or Sirach and Wisdom). Since many of these books were written in poetic form, we will begin by exploring the characteristics of Hebrew poetry. An introduction will then be given to explore the history, nature, characteristic literary forms and main issues tackled by the three traditions. Some of the books representing each tradition will be studied briefly.
Reading List:Prophetic Literature
- BLENKINSOPP J., A History of Prophecy in Israel,
Westminster/MA - Louisville/KY ²1996.
- ROFÉ, A., Introduction to the Prophetic Literature
(= The Biblical Seminar 21), Sheffield 1997.
- HANSON P. H., Old Testament Apocalyptic,
- CRENSHAW J. L., Old Testament Wisdom, Atlanta 1981.
- MURPHY R. E., The Tree of Life. An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature, New York - London - Toronto - Sydney - Auckland, ³2001.
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