* NES 344 (HA)
Early Christian Biblical Interpretation
In this seminar, we shall study the ways in which the Christian Bible, comprising the Old and the New Testament, was interpreted in the early Church. After a broad survey of the history of Biblical interpretation to the end of the sixth century, we shall focus on the exegesis of specific Biblical themes (The Creation Narrative; the Story of Cain and Abel; the Sacrifice of Isaac; themes from the Book of Daniel; the Adoration of the Magi; Christ's Entry into Jerusalem; Lazarus and the Rich Man). Primary sources will be read in English translation.
Sample reading list:
Saebø, Magne, (ed.), Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: The History
Simonetti, Manlio, Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church
Hayward, C.T.R., Jerome's Hebrew Questions on Genesis
Approximately 130 pages per week
Papers - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
No prerequisites, or restrictions. Primary sources will be read in English translation..
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