Bad Boys and Bad Girls in the Old Testament: Studies in Scriptural Biography

WYB2314HF  L0101
Offered in Summer 2013  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine how major characters in the Old Testament have been read, interpreted and proclaimed from the 19th Century through to today. Special attention will be given to Adam and Eve, Sarah, Abraham and Hagar, Lot, Lot's wife and daughters, Moses and Miriam, Rahab, Samson and Delilah, the Levite and the concubine, David and his women, Ahaz and Jezebel, Vashti and Ahasuerus, and images of "bad girls and boys". We will ask questions about how we read and interpret texts and how biblical stories can be used in the church today. The course will consist of lectures and small group discussions. Evaluation is based on class participation (20%), a book report due the first day (30%) and a final paper or project.

Note: pre-course assignment due on first day of class. See syllabus on website ( for info.

Schedule: 9:00 to 15:30 · Begins: 04/15 · Ends: 04/19
Schedule Notes: Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2013
Instructors: Marion Ann Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10

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