Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

3 Units

This course is a survey of the books which made up the Hebrew Scriptures, and the lives of the people whom these books are about. It covers the period of the Patriarchs to the beginning of the Christian era within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world. This historical survey will also introduce students to the life and faith and literature of the Hebrew people. During the course, students are expected to read and become familiar with the Hebrew Scripture.

Book List


Brueggemann, Walter. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003). Second Edition, 2012. Chapters in the reading is according to 2nd Edition.(中譯本:布魯格曼著,許子韻譯《布氏舊約導論:正典與基督教的想像》香港:天道,2012)


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