Module aim: to introduce students to major figures, texts, and concepts of the Old Testament.
Indicative syllabus (subject to change):
The Abraham Story: Call, Covenant, and Akedah
The Moses Story (1): Call, Revelation of the Divine Name, and Passover
The Moses Story (2): Exodus, Decalogue, and Covenant
The David Story: Anointing, Covenant, Sin and Forgiveness
The Genesis Creation Stories: Explaining the World
The Prophetic Legacy (1): Amos and Justice
The Prophetic Legacy (2): Isaiah and Hopes for the Davidic Line
The Prophetic Legacy (3): Jeremiah and the Fall of Jerusalem
The Prophetic Legacy (4): Second-Isaiah and the Figure of the Servant
- — Boadt, L., ed. R. J. Clifford and D. J. Harrington, Reading the Old Testament. 2nd ed. New York: Paulist, 2012.
- — Collins, J. J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998.
- — Coogan, Michael. The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.