Theo 216B / Theo 316B
Felipe Fruto Ll. Ramirez, SJ
MTh 9:00-10:15 am

This course deals with the history of Pentateuchal research; the themes that bind the Pentateuch together; and the Levitical and Deuteronomic theologies of those who have written, compiled, and edited Pentateuch. This course also includes exegesis and rhetorical analysis of some key passages in Pentateuch.

Course bibliography: Joseph Blenkinsopp, Pentateuch: An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible, New York:

Doubleday, 1992; J.P. Fokkelman, Narrative Art of Genesis, 2nd ed.; Sheffield: Academic Press, 1991; Rolf Rendtorff, Old Testament: An Introduction, London: SCM, 1985; Jean Louis Ska, “Our Fathers Have Told Us: An Introduction to the Analysis of Hebrew Narratives, Rome: Editrice Pontifico Biblico, 1990; John van Seters, Prologue to History: The Yahwist as Historian of Genesis, Louisville, Kentucky: WJK, 1992; R.N. Whybray, Making of the Pentateuch: A Methodological Study, Sheffield: Academic Press, 1987.