Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
This course orientates students to the diverse scholarship which encompasses the study of the Hebrew Scripture: from archaeology, historical-critical, grammatico-historical, socio- historical methodologies to the history of composition of the biblical books, languages, religions and literature of the period before the common era. Inevitably, it also introduces the world of the ancient Near East — its history, religions and literature, which the Hebrew Scripture belonged and related to. This course traces the challenges confronted by the nation of Israel from its beginning up until the period of the Second Temple.
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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