College Of Arts And Sciences | Who Wrote the Bible
E103 | 0042 | Marks, H.


Was it Moses? Was it God?  Was it a prophet or a priest in the time
of King David, or a college of scribes in exile in Babylonia?  Or do
readers themselves complete the writing of the texts they read?  What
does it mean in the age of relativity to entertain multiple, or even
conflicting
viewpoints? Focusing on these and similar questions, this course will
explore the diversity of biblical writing while introducing students
to the excitement of literary analysis through exercises in close
reading. Mid-term and final exams will be supplemented by weekly
response papers
(1-2 pages) on assigned themes.