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The Bible Now: Literature and History in the Hebrew Bible

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A multilayered introduction to the Bible with two renowned biblical scholars

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This course will address such issues as the relation of traditional texts to history and what constitutes history-writing, the relevance of literary analysis to biblical narrative, the uses of philology, and the ancient Near Eastern background.

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Robert Alter is the author of The Art of Biblical Narrative, The Art of Biblical Poetry, The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary, and many other books, including a landmark translation for the complete Hebrew Bible into English. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime contribution to American letters. https://jewishstudies.berkeley.edu/people/robert-alter

Ron Hendel is the author of How Old is the Hebrew Bible?, The Book of Genesis: A Biography, Remembering Abraham, and other books. He is general editor of The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition. https://jewishstudies.berkeley.edu/people/ron-hendel


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