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Course :  Introduction to the Old Testament With Christine Hayes

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Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) (RLST 145) with Christine Hayes The Book of Ruth, in which a foreign woman enters the community of Israel and becomes great-grandmother to none other than King David, expresses a view of gentiles entirely opposed to that of Ezra and Nehemiah. Other prophets of the Restoration period are discussed, including Third Isaiah who also envisions other nations joining Israel in the worship of Yahweh. This period also sees the rise of apocalyptic literature in works like Zechariah, Joel and Daniel. Written during a period of persecution in the 2nd c. BCE the book of Daniel contains many features and themes of apocalyptic literature, including an eschatology according to which God dramatically intervenes in human history, destroying the wicked (understood as other nations) and saving the righteous (understood as Israel). 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Book of Ruth 11:58 - Chapter 2. The Last Prophetic Books 23:05 - Chapter 3. Features of Apocalyptic Literature 29:11 - Chapter 4. Apocalyptic Passages in Post-Exilic Books 35:21 - Chapter 5. The Book of Daniel, Chapters 1-6 42:36 - Chapter 6. The Book of Daniel, Chapters 7-12 Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

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