This course aims to introduce students to the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament) within its historical and cultural environment, and to explore major issues in biblical interpretation. Students learn about the ancient Near Eastern world of which the Israelites were a part, examine the diverse social and religious concerns of the biblical writers, and consider multiple contemporary approaches to biblical texts.

Corequisite: OT 101A required for MDiv students. OT 101A recommended for MA students.

Note: Required for MDiv students completing option A of the Bible requirement.