Narrative Art in the Hebrew Bible
Most parts of the Hebrew Bible is written in narrative form. In recent years, the literary approaches to the narrative in the Hebrew Bible are proliferating. The aim of this course is to explore the artistic and literary features of the narrative in Hebrew Bible. Students will learn how to appreciate the so-called poetics of the narrative in different parts of the Hebrew Bible, including the Pentateuch, the Former Prophets and the short stories of Jonah and Ruth, and acquire skills to analyze these narratives from a literary perspective. Furthermore, students will reflect on how the literary nature of the narrative in Hebrew Bible influences our view on Bible as History and Scripture.