Session: Fall 2012

CLSA:3247:0SCA (20E:147:SCA)    Banned from the Bible: Pseudepigrapha
16 of 30 enrolled    

Completed

Sem. Hrs:

3

Admin:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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CLSA:3247 ( 20E:147 )


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General Catalog:

Introduction to biblical Pseudepigrapha and Apocrapha; writings dating from third century BCE to third century CE fictionally attributed to characters in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, or written as though they originated in the First or Second Temple periods, not included in Jewish or major Christian canons of scripture; English translations of documents from this period; key themes and interpretative techniques common throughout biblical texts that provide tremendous insight into the worlds that produced the Hebrew Bible and New Testament.

Description:

This course introduces the student to the biblical Pseudepigrapha and Apocrapha - writings dating from the third century BCE to the third century CE that are fictionally attributed to characters in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, or written as though they originated in the First or Second Jewish Temple periods, but not included in the Jewish or major Christian canons of scripture.  Because they provide tremendous insight into the worlds that produced the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, this course surveys English translations of the documents from this period, introducing to the student key themes and interpretative techniques that are common throughout the biblical texts.  The course studies the concepts of orthodoxy and heresy and their impacts on these documents, including the rationale for inclusion in or exclusion from the major canons.  The course examines problems associated with authorship and editing of the documents, their dating, and the influence these works had on later Judaism and Christianity.

Approved GE:
None
Prerequisites:

None

Requirements:

None

Corequisites:

None

Recommendations:

None

Restrictions:

None

Time and Location:
3:30P - 4:45P TTh 19 PH
Minimum Fee Hours:
3
Enrollments in this section for 0 - 3 will be charged as 3 semester hours
Course Fees:
None
Repeatable:

No

Grading Instructions:

None

Instructors:
Robert Cargill (Primary Instructor)
Textbooks and Materials:
The following textbook and material information is for planning purposes only and could be modified. Final textbook information will be available four weeks before the start of the semester. Please check then to finalize your textbook and material purchases:

Cross References
(i.e. Also offered as):
032:142:0SCA (RELS:3247:0SCA)
Co-Existing Sections
(i.e. Separate sections meeting in the same room):
None
Management Type:
DCE On Campus Crs (SC*)
Department:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Classics ( Website     |   General catalog   )
Interim Chair: Robert Ketterer

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