HDS 1302

Rewriting Scripture in Jewish Antiquity: Seminar

David Andrew Teeter


A study of the exegetical literature of so-called rewritten Bible texts from the Second Temple period, considered in relation to the received Hebrew Bible and its later interpretive traditions. Examination of exegetical techniques, aims, and presuppositions, with attention to higher level compositional strategies, to underlying conceptions of scripture/scriptural authority, and to the dynamics of canon formation. Primary sources will include, among others: Chronicles, the book of Jubilees, the Temple Scroll, Reworked Pentateuch, the Genesis Apocryphon, as well as selected prophetic and hymnic exemplars. Prerequisite: ability to read (unpointed) Hebrew.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Jewish Studies 207


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Tues 4pm-6pm
Divinity Hall Room 213

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Jewish Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None