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THEO 7008 Early Christianity in its Jewish Context (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The course surveys the Jewish context of early Christian literature and history through close analysis of primary texts. We begin with the origins of Jewish sectarianism in the second century BCE and study the development of various Jewish and Christian sects, concluding with Jewish and Christian groups in the second century CE. We will explore how closely related, and in many cases inseparable, Christian and Jewish identity were well into the second century CE.

Instructor(s): Yonder Gillihan

Prerequisites: Intermediate Greek: Hebrew preferred.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17