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Jewish Origins and the Hebrew Bible: Texts and Contexts

The variety of terms used to designate the ‘Hebrew Bible’ (e.g. Old Testament, Hebrew Scriptures, Tanak) indicate the richness of traditions related to these writings, the various ways that they are viewed, and also their life within different communities at different times. This course will orient students to the development of a variety of documents that are, or were, included in the scriptural traditions of various Jewish and Christian communities in antiquity. Questions related to forms before development of canons of scripture will be one main concern. When texts and their contents are a focal point students will be familiarised with many of the methods used for interpreting these writings. Focus on context will involve setting writings within their historical periods, political and social contexts, and provide information about material culture and archaeology relevant to a historical and literary approach to the subject.

How to apply

Applications to: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity CollegeDublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie

Fee

EUR 150 for the course. Payment should be made by cheque/draft/postal money order only, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account.

Date

Teaching commences during the week beginning 21st September 2016. Please note this is a day-time course.

Duration

The course comprises two lectures a week for a total of eleven weeks.

Further Information

Contact: The Executive Officer, Loyola Institute, Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 4790, email: loyola@tcd.ie