RS 111 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 010108 – Relationships in the Bible (Old Testament)

Students will be introduced to the Hebrew Bible by way of selected readings which deal with a particular aspect of the human predicament. The focus will be on exploring relationships via narrative passages in the Old Testament and particularly in the Book of Genesis. The following relationships will be discussed: (a) Spousal (b) Human/God (c) Parent/child (d) Siblings (e) Gender issues in narratives of rape, incest, seduction and dominance. [Note: Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. This course fulfills an Area 1B or Area 2A requirement for Religious Studies majors but not both.] Antireq: RS 120 taken prior to Fall 2008(Cross-listed with JS 120)

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