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Readings in Biblical Hebrew Prose

Wednesday, 5&6 periods
12 College Avenue, Room 206
Prof. Gary Rendsburg

This is an advanced course in reading selected prose texts in the Hebrew Bible.  We will focus mainly on material from Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, and Samuel.  The greatest emphasis will be placed on the literary devices utilized by the ancient Israelite prose writers, including characterization, point-of-view, naming, alliteration, wordplay, allusion, and intertextuality.  But we also will pay attention to other issues, such as grammatical and historical concerns.

Prerequisite: a reading knowledge of ancient or modern Hebrew. 

Note: this course is open to undergraduates as well as graduate students.

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