Introduction to the Old Testament
A survey of the religious traditions of Ancient Israel as reflected in the diverse literature of the Old Testament, with emphasis on their ongoing historical development. Also, the course aims to give students an appreciation for the Old Testament as an expression of the Israelites’ relationship to their God. It will begin with the Old Testament’s own context which will become a foundation to allow the student to begin thinking exegetically. Attention will be given to the Catholic framework for approaching scripture.