[AB22]  Exegesis O.T.: Pentateuch and Historical Books

Semester I
monday, friday 14:30 - 16:15

Course Information

Professor: SCANU, Maria Pina
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester I
monday, friday 14:30 - 16:15


Introduction to literary, historical, and theological analysis and reading of the Torah/ Pentateuch and Historical Books. Critical examination of various interpretive approaches employed in the contemporary study of the Torah/ Pentateuch with reference to the theories of its formation, historical settings, literary genre, comparative Ancient Near Eastern literature, canonical form. The pivotal role which this part of the Bible plays in the development of Jewish and Christian Scripture and traditions. Exegesis of select texts.


J. BLENKINSOPP, The Pentateuch. An Introduction to the First Five Books of the Bible, New York 1992; B.E. KELLE – B.A. STRAWN (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Historical Books of Hebrew Bible, Oxford 2020; J.-L. SKA, Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch, WinonaLake, IN 2006; G.J. WENHAM, Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Pentateuch, Downers Grove, IL 2003.