Fall 2023

Beginning the Bible

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-166


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.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Course assignments are a series of interpretive essays in which students become accustomed to close work with biblical texts, employing methodological approaches introduced throughout the semester.

RELI 166 - LEC

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM CHAP 201
W 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM CHAP 201
F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM CHAP 201


Other years: Offered in Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2021, Fall 2023