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2017-18 Academic Year

Hebrew Bible I

Teacher: David Moseley


Recommended Summer Reading:

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics by David Jasper (Westminster John Knox Press, 2004)

Introducing the Old Testament (Oxford Bible Series) by Richard Coggins (Oxford, 2001)

Both are available from Amazon. The Coggins book can be found at a reasonable price second-hand through Amazon.


Part One: Introduction to Biblical Studies and the Literature of the Hebrew Bible

1.1 Introduction to Biblical Studies & Hermeneutics I Sep 9

Assignment 1

Reading Assignment

1.2 Introduction to Biblical Studies & Hermeneutics II Sep 16

Assignment 2

1.3 The Literature of the Hebrew Bible I Sep 23

Assignment 3

1.4 The Literature of the Hebrew Bible II Sep 30

Assignment 4

Part Two: The Torah

2.1 "In the Beginning..." (Genesis 1-11) Oct 7

2.2 The Ancestral Saga: Abraham, Jacob & Joseph (Genesis 12-50) Oct 14

2.3 Moses & The Exodus Oct 21

2.4 The Law Oct 28

Part Three: The Deuteronomistic History

3.1 Joshua & Judges Nov 4

3.2 The Rise of the Monarchy Nov 18

3.3 The Golden Age of Monarchy Dec 2

3.4 The Decline of Monarchy Dec 9

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