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THEO 7415 Scribes, Scribalism and Scripture (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will introduce students to scribes and their craft in ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean antiquity, from the 3rd millennium BCE to the Jewish Second Temple Period. Our goals will be to understand the current state of scholarship on scribalism, and to grasp how scribes thought, worked, and produced the documents that are at the core of the Judeo-Christian traditions. Proficiency in biblical Hebrew and, ideally, some other ancient languages (e.g., Akkadian, Aramaic, Greek, etc.) is expected


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jeff Cooley

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 10-Feb-15