Biblical Literature: Old TestamentIHU 245W
Studies critically the literature of the Old Testament. Examines the Old Testament Canon in its historical development. Also examines both the literary styles and changing theological and ethical ideas. Credit may be earned in only one of: IHU 245W, ENG 245W, or LIT 245W. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Distinguish between works of national history, poetry, and narrative in the Old Testament.
- Cite different examples and traits of these genres.
- Explain the elements of these different types in written homework.
Recognize some of the cultural/historical sources that affect Old Testament literature.
- Cite differences of place and time, and how those shape the writings.
- Compare the world of the Old Testament to the contemporary world.
Analyze Old Testament works for dominant themes and motifs.
- Identify details gained from close reading of various books in the Old Testament, and presenting those in discussion.
- Compose an interpretation of a specific work in writing.
Pursue and consider metaphysical issues based on an understanding of Old Testament readings.
- Discuss such issues as the nature of God and God's relationship with humanity.
- Address these issues in writing while incorporating and citing particular evidence for the Old Testament literature.