Spring 2012

Prophecy, Wisdom, and Apocalyptic

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-265

Formerly listed as: RELI-40


Susan Niditch (Section 01)


We will read from the work of the great exilic prophets, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah, examine the so-called “wisdom” traditions in the Old Testament and the Apocrypha exemplified by Ruth, Esther, Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Susanna, Tobit, and Judith, and, finally, explore the phenomenon of Jewish apocalyptic in works such as Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, 4 Ezra, and 2 Baruch. Through these writings we will trace the development of Judaism from the sixth century B.C. to the first century of the Common Era.

Spring semester.  Professor Niditch.

Cost: $25 ?


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2012, Spring 2014