HIST 6/451 Hermeneutics of Old Testament Texts in Jewish and Christian Tradition - Credit Hours: 3
Semester normally offered: Spring
A comparative study of hermeneutical methods for reading the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament in early Jewish and Christian tradition.
This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:
- Jewish Studies
- Early Christianity
- Bible and Theology
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- identify and describe the various methods of hermeneutics in early Judaism and early Christianity;
- assess biblical hermeneutics of the Old Testament as an instrument for establishing Jewish and Christian codes of belief; and
- explain ways that the Old Testament provides context for understanding the New Testament.
A one-day interactive field study to sites relevant to the development of early Jewish and Christian hermeneutical processes.