This course has two aims. One is to investigate the perspectives on multiculturalism held by biblical authors. We ask how biblical authors constructed their own ethnic identity and how they viewed and related to other ethnicities and cultures. The other aim is to weigh the impact on these biblical perspectives and attitudes on our life together today in light of our own cultural differences. We ask what kind of a multicultural society we want to create today and whether biblical attitudes provide problems or possibilities in this task.