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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

RELJ 3615 - Joseph, Esther, Daniel: Biblical Novels


The finest narratives in ancient Judaism—stories about Joseph, Esther, Daniel—describe an exiled hero, who delivers his or her people against all odds; related literature includes Ruth, Tobit, Judith, Joseph & Asenath. This course examines the literary, historical, theological significance of these works and common themes: exile, restoration, extraordinary women, coincidence, human agency, the remote deity, the vindication of the underdog.



Credits: 3