Fall 2021

Beginning the Bible

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-166

Formerly listed as: RELI-21

Moodle site: Course


Susan Niditch (Section 01)


Familiarity with the Bible is essential to any liberal arts education. This course is the place to begin. A master-work of great complexity revealing many voices and many periods, the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament is a collection of traditional literature of various genres including prose and poetry, law, narrative, ritual texts, sayings, and other forms. We seek to understand the varying ways Israelites understood and defined themselves in relation to their ancestors, their ancient Near Eastern neighbors, and their God. 

Fall semester. Professor Niditch.


Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2021, Fall 2023