Course Level: Appropriate for sophomores and above with no experience in the same subject area.
Marc Brettler is the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies. His research has centered on several areas: the use of religious metaphors in the Hebrew Bible (“God Is King: Understanding an Israelite Metaphor,” 1989), the nature of biblical historical texts as "literary" texts (“The Creation of History in Ancient Israel,” 1995; “The Book of Judges,” 2002) and feminist approach. He was a co-editor of "The New Oxford Annotated Bible" (2001, revised 2010), author of "Biblical Hebrew for Students of Modern Hebrew" (2002) and co-editor of "The Jewish Study Bible" (2004), which was awarded a National Jewish Book Award. He is also the author of “How to Read the Bible.”
Brettler’s courses and scholarly work highlight the Bible as both an ancient Near Eastern religious text and as the earliest Jewish religious text, to which tradition returns and reinterprets in new ways. He has been awarded the Michael L. Walzer Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Additional sections of this course led by Jamie Bryson.
Tue, Thu 01:30pm - 02:50pm EST
Mon, Wed 01:30pm - 02:50pm EST