NEAR E 305 / NEAR 505 / RELIG 315
Professor: Gary Martin
Credits: 3 VLPA/I&S
TTh 1:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Explores the biblical prophets (in translation) within their Near Eastern contexts. Studies them for their historicity, literary and rhetorical sophistication, and ideological agendas. Seeks to uncover the meaning and distinctiveness of Israelite prophecy within the context of the larger Near East. No knowledge of the Bible is required.