At the end of this course you are able
- to study the Bible in its Ancient Near Eastern and/or Ancient Eastern Mediterranean context
- to be knowledgeable about the formation of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament in its historical context
- to interpret Biblical texts in their socio-cultural and theological contexts
- to gauge modern academic studies of the Bible.
This course enables you to explore the world of the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible in the Jewish tradition) and of the New Testament, to learn about different textual approaches and to appreciate the literary, conceptual and theological richness of these texts.