Theo 216A / Theo 315A
Helen Graham, MM
T 8:000-11:00 am

After an introduction to the Pentateuch/Torah, its place in Jewish life and its relationship to the Christian Bible, this course will take up briefly some current issues in Torah/Pentateuchal studies; the shifting paradigm in contemporary research; an overview of the five divisions of the Pentateuch/Torah: Genesis through Deuteronomy; and an in-depth focus on as many selected portions as time permits. Particular focus will be given to encountering the text through a study of the weekly Torah readings. This course presumes an Introduction to the Old Testament.