Course Descriptions

HIST 6/454 Intertestamental Literature - Credit Hours: 3

Semester normally offered: Fall

Course Description

A focus on Old Testament Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and their contribution to our knowledge of the varieties of religious thought in the Second Temple Period.

Course Equivalencies

This course fills equivalencies in the following areas:  

  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Bible

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • identify and describe the various genres of Intertestamental literature;
  • place epigraphic sources from the Intertestamental Period into their proper historical, cultural and religious contexts;
  • explain historical, cultural and religious issues of the Intertestamental Period through the epigraphic sources of the time; and 
  • explain ways that literature from the Intertestamental Period provides context for the New Testament.

Field Study

A half-day interactive study trip to the Israel Museum or other relevant site.

*Note that field studies are not included for JUC Online courses.