The Old Testament by Amy-Jill Levine
(The Great Courses, Number 653)

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Part 1 & 2 both consist of 12 lectures/30 minutes per lectures (4 DVD's in all). Lecturer is Professor Amy-Jil Levine** These twenty-four lectures offer an introduction to the history, literature, and religion of ancient Israel and early Judaism as it is presented in the collection of texts called the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh. Not all books will, or even could, be covered; the content of certain books, such as Genesis, could easily fill twenty-four lectures along, as could the stories of certain figures, such as the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Moses, and David. Attention is given not only the content of the biblical books but also to the debates over their meaning and the critical methods through which they have been interpreted. Course Lecture Titles 1. In the Beginning 2. Adam and Eve 3. Murder, Flood, Dispersion 4. Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar 5. Isaac 6. The Jacob Saga 7. Folklore Analysis and Type Scenes 8. Moses and Exodus 9. The God of Israel 10. Covenant and Law, Part I 11. Covenant and Law, Part II 12. The \"Conquest\" 13. The Book of Judges, Part I 14. The Book of Judges, Part II 15. Samuel and Saul 16. King David 17. From King Solomon to Preclassical Prophecy 18. The Prophets and the Fall of the North 19. The Southern Kingdom 20. Babylonian Exile 21. Restoration and Theocracy 22. Wisdom Literature 23. Life in the Diaspora 24. Apocalyptic Literature
 

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Published January 1, 2001 by The Teaching Company.
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.

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