JWST149 - SCRIMMAGE OVER SCRIPTUR

Course explores the disparate ways in which elements of the Hebrew Bible have been used by faith communities that inhabited the empires of Byzantium, Sassanian Iran, Latin Christendom and Islam, from the 2nd through the 12th centuries. Analysis of literary passages produced by Jews, Christians, and Muslims will problematize the text vs. interpretation dichotomy, while occasioning reflections on canon, and on modes of transmission. Examination of polemical writings will shed light on the dynamics of textual communities and their formation. All readings are in English; no previous knowledge assumed.
Section 401 - SEM

TR 0300PM-0430PM

FISHMAN, TALYA

WILLIAMS HALL 307

Jewish Studies Program
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