Alternative Visions - Introduction to the Old Testament - Professor Christine Hayes - Lecture 4 of 10 - Video-lecture

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Description: In this lecture, two final books of the Bible are examined and their attitudes towards foreign nations compared. In contrast to Daniel's reliance on divine intervention to punish the wicked, book of Esther focuses on human initiative in defeating the enemies of Israel. Finally, book of Jonah--in which the wicked Assyrians repent and are spared divine punishment--expresses the view that God is compassionate and concerned with all creation. Professor Hayes concludes the course with remarks regarding the dynamic and complex messages presented in the Hebrew Bible
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University: Yale University (CT)
Subject: History