OT 201C • Old Testament Survey (3 units)
Prerequisite to all upper division courses in Old Testament. An introductory study of the literature of the Old Testament, with a view toward appreciation of its content and historical development, with emphasis on theological themes such as creation, election, and redemption.
OT 291, 292, 293 • Special Topic (1, 2, 3 units)
Study of a special topic relating to the Old Testament. May be repeated for credit.
OT/BLAN 306, 307 • Intermediate Hebrew I, II (3, 3 units)
Review and consolidation of grammar and syntax. Extensive reading in the narrative portions of the Old Testament for style and vocabulary. Offered alternate years.
OT 310 • Psalms (3 units)
Prerequisite: OT 201C. A study of selected Psalms, especially noting the structure, language, meaning, authorship, and historic setting of each.
OT 320 • Poetic and Wisdom Literature (3 units)
Prerequisite: OT 201C. A study of the poetic literature of the Old Testament (particularly Job and Ecclesiastes), with attention to the characteristic features and forms of Hebrew poetry and the role of wisdom in Israel.
OT 330-334 • Prophetic Literature (3 units)
Prerequisite: OT 201C. Studies in the lives and literature of the Hebrew prophets. The following courses in the prophets will be scheduled: OT 330 Isaiah 1-39, OT 331 Isaiah 40-66, OT 332 Jeremiah, OT 333 Ezekiel, OT 334 Minor Prophets.
OT 341-345 • Pentateuch (3 units)
Prerequisite: OT 201C. An examination of the historical and legal formulations in Genesis through Deuteronomy in light of recent archaeological finds and critical research. The following courses will be included: OT 341 Genesis, OT 342 Exodus, OT 343 Leviticus, OT 344 Numbers, OT 345 Deuteronomy.
OT/BLAN 406, 407 • Advanced Hebrew I, II (2, 2 units)
Syntactical and exegetical analysis of selected portions from the Hebrew Old Testament. Offered on demand.
OT/NT 420 • Apocalyptic Literature (3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Daniel, certain intertestamental literature, and Revelation are studied with a view to determining the nature and rise of apocalyptic literature in Judaism and Christianity.
OT/BLAN 446, 447 • Semitic Languages I, II (3, 3 units)
Prerequisites: Approval of instructor and one year of biblical Hebrew or its equivalent. Any of the following Semitic languages may be offered on demand: Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Syriac, Ugaritic. More than one language may be offered for credit. May be taken for elective credit only.
OT/ICST 466 • Introduction to Judaism (3 units)
Prerequisite: OT 201C. Orientation in the fundamentals of Judaic law, ritual, and philosophy. Readings in the Mishnah, Midrash, Siddur, Haggadah, and the works of representative Jewish philosophers.
OT 470 • Special Topics (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Study of a special topic in Old Testament. May be repeated for credit.
OT/THEO 472 • Selected Themes in Old Testament Theology (3 units)
Prerequisite: NT 101C, OT 201C, THEO 103C, and BINT 270, and one upper division elective course in Old Testament. An exploration of the meaning of, and limits for, biblical theology, together with the works of certain prominent scholars in the area; and of selected motifs in the Old Testament.
OT 474 • Old Testament Ethics (3 units)
Prerequisites: OT 201C, NT 101C, and one additional upper division course in Old Testament. A study of some of the prominent ethical principles of the Old Testament, with a view to understanding the origin and function of each in its historical context.
OT 480 • Individual Studies (1-3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and division chair. May be repeated for credit.
OT/NT/THEO 482 • Biblical Theology of Love, Sex, Marriage, and Family (3 units)
Prerequisites: NT 101C, OT 201C, and a basic course in theology. An exploration of the biblical attitudes assumed toward love, sex, marriage, and the family.
OT/NT/THEO • 486 Biblical Theology of Power, Wealth, and Prosperity (3 units)
Prerequisites: NT 101C, OT 201C, and a basic course in theology. An exploration of the biblical attitudes assumed toward power and weakness, wealth and poverty, prosperity and suffering.
OT 490 • Seminar in Old Testament (3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Mutual investigation of one topic in Old Testament of particular relevance to upper division religion majors. May be repeated for credit.
* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.