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REL 504 A - Genesis in History

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Survey of Jewish and Christian cultural reception of Genesis in the ancient and medieval worlds. Examines techniques of exegesis and strategies of interpretation in the ancient world, such as allegory, narrative expansion, and retelling. Engages with foundational studies of modern scholarship on biblical reception. While focusing on the initial chapters of Genesis, we will also explore the appropriation of Abraham traditions and the Joseph story. Course Information: Same as MDVL 504.

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Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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