21L.458 The Bible

Spring 2007

An old black leatherbound Bible atop a larger brown leatherbound book.
A copy of an old Bible. (Image courtesy of Daniel Iggers.)

Course Highlights

This course features handouts in lecture notes.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to major books from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Particular attention has been given to literary techniques, issues resulting from translation from the original Hebrew and Greek, and the different historical periods that produced and are reflected in the Bible. Investigation of the Bible as influence in later narrative, philosophic, and artistic traditions.

Recommended Citation

For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

Ina Lipkowitz, course materials for 21L.458 The Bible, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].

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Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session