10278 Introduction to Biblical Literature

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Bible

Prerequisites: none

Authors: Zeev Weisman, Yitshak Avisur, Nili Shupak, Shamai Gelander

The course acquaints the student with the varieties of biblical literature, as well as with the elements of the literary-critical method through study of the growth and formation of the Bible, from the smallest orally-transmitted units to the final form of the canon.

Topics: From tradition to criticism; From an oral to a written literary work; Biblical poetry; Types of biblical prose; Biblical literature; Early and late biblical historiography; Prophetic literature; Psalms and hymns; Wisdom literature; Canonization of the Bible.