The Foreigner in Biblical Law
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: Palmer, Carmen
Course Code: 
EMB2301HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Can an understanding of the resident alien in the Bible help us reflect today concerning the manner in which we treat "the foreigner" in our society and particular communities? Students in this course will conduct a literary survey of the resident alien (a translation of the Hebrew term ) throughout various biblical law codes. Using a method of inner-biblical criticism and reception history, students will observe contextual changes in meaning of this figure through time. Texts to be studied will range from Ancient Near Eastern law codes, law codes of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), along with readings from the Septuagint, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the New Testament. Lectures, assigned readings involving both biblical texts and secondary literature, and class discussion. Course evaluation: one book review (to be submitted at the first class), class participation, student presentation, and major paper. Prerequisite: Introduction to Old Testament I or permission of the instructor.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Summer 2014
Summer 2012
Start Time: 
9:30
End Time: 
12:30
Schedule: 
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Begin Date: 
Monday, June 2, 2014 to Thursday, June 12, 2014
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
0
Enrolment Notes: 
Last day to register: May 20 / to drop: June 4
Schedule Notes: 
02 June 2014 - 12 June 2014
Additional Notes: 
Last day to pay for this course is May 23.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: