Hebrew Exegesis III
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In order to gain a broad exposure to the Hebrew Bible in its original language, this class will read the stories about David and Solomon in 2 Samuel, 1-2 Chronicles and the Psalms (including Ps 151 from the Dead Sea Scrolls). While comparing old poetry to post-exilic narrative, we will be able to see the sometimes radical changes in language as well as theology in the text’s re-use of old stories for new generations (and new power structures). Some attention will also be given to text-critical concerns.