Who is Moses, and what does his life have to do with Israel’s exodus from Egypt? This course will examine the Moses story in the context of the Book of Exodus, attending above all to the book’s canonical shape and its historic reception. Students will also become familiar with some of the current debate about the formation of the Pentateuch, particularly as it relates to different accounts of Israel’s origins in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
Requirements: Daily readings, daily discussions, a presentation, a final paper.
Required Texts (Summer 2018)