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Prophets of the Bible

In this course we study the prophets of the Hebrew Bible in the context of ancient Near Eastern prophecy. What is prophecy and how do the prophets of the Hebrew Bible distinguish themselves from the prophetic figures of the surrounding cultures? We will focus on major themes of the prophetic books and ask what they tell about the prophets. Apart from analyzing the ancient Jewish prophets, students will be challenged to think critically about contemporary methods to ask and proclaim the divine will.

RELIGST 2EE3

Prophets of the Bible

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

In this course we study the prophets of the Hebrew Bible in the context of ancient Near Eastern prophecy. What is prophecy and how do the prophets of the Hebrew Bible distinguish themselves from the prophetic figures of the surrounding cultures? We will focus on major themes of the prophetic books and ask what they tell about the prophets. Apart from analyzing the ancient Jewish prophets, students will be challenged to think critically about contemporary methods to ask and proclaim the divine will.


Hanna Tervanotko

Assistant Professor