Wisdom in Second Temple Judaism

College Emmanuel College
Instructor(s) Newman, Judith
Course Code EMB5347HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This course treats either books (Job, Sirach, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom of Solomon) or thematic aspects (creation, prayer, eschatology) of the sapiential tradition as it evolved in the period 538 BCE - 70 CE with an eye to the relationship of these books to the broader swath of sapiential textual traditions of the era, including the instruction literature from Qumran. The focus will be Ben Sira, with attention to the significance of textual variants in the manuscript traditions for our understanding of the formation of the Bible. Course will be a seminar. Seminar participation, seminar presentations, major paper.

Department Biblical
Schedule Mon
Start Time 13:00
End Time 15:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 10
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Previously Offered Fall 2018
Currently Offered Fall 2022