Biblical Poetry - Introduction to the Old Testament - Professor Christine Hayes - Lecture 10 of 10 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, History

Description: After a detailed explanation of the requirements for the paper assignment, Professor Hayes turns to the Writings - the third section of the Bible - and considers a recent approach to the study of the Bible, called canonical criticism. The books in this section of the Bible explore various questions associated with suffering and evil. An example is the book of Ecclesiastes which constitutes a second attack on the optimism and piety of conventional religious thinking. The lecture concludes with a discussion of a number of Psalms, their genre, purpose, and language
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University: Yale University (CT)
Subject: History