Introduction to the Old Testament History with Christine Hayes

1. The Parts of the Whole

2. The Hebrew Bible in its Ancient Near Eastern Setting: Biblical Religion in Context

3. The Hebrew Bible in its Ancient Near Eastern Setting: Genesis 1-4 in Context

4. Doublets and Contradictions, Seams and Sources

5. Critical Approaches to the Bible: Introduction to Genesis 12-50

6. Biblical Narrative: The Stories of the Patriarchs (Genesis 12-36)

7. Israel in Egypt: Moses and the Beginning of Yahwism (Genesis 37- Exodus 4)

8. Exodus: From Egypt to Sinai (Exodus 5-24, 32; Numbers)

9. The Priestly Legacy: Cult and Sacrifice, Purity and Holiness in Leviticus and Numbers

10. Biblical Law: The Three Legal Corpora of JE (Exodus), P (Leviticus and Numbers) and D

11. On the Steps of Moab: Deuteronomy

12. The Deuteronomistic History: Life in the Land (Joshua and Judges)

13. The Deuteronomistic History: Prophets and Kings (1 and 2 Samuel)

14. The Deuteronomistic History: Response to Catastrophe (1 and 2 Kings)

15. Hebrew Prophecy: The Non-Literary Prophets

16. Literary Prophecy: Amos

17. Literary Prophecy: Hosea and Isaiah

18. Literary Prophecy: Micah, Zephaniah, Nahum and Habbakuk

19. Literary Prophecy: Perspectives on the Exile (Jeremiah, Ezekiel and 2nd Isaiah)

20. Responses to Suffering and Evil: Lamentations and Wisdom Literature

21. Biblical Poetry: Psalms and Song of Songs

22. The Restoration: 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah

23. Visions of the End: Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature

24. Alternative Visions: Esther, Ruth, and Jonah