BIBL1171K: Personal Development in the Bible
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This course is geared toward introducing students to an in-depth study of the Bible through various methodologies, exegesis and text. It will include the topical analysis of various themes and characters primarily in the Book of Genesis. Special emphasis will be placed on the study of human development, behavior and values as seen through the text. Analysis will include an introduction to commentaries, with a primary emphasis on Rashi. Topics that will be studied over the course of the year will include but not be limited to: 1. Introductions to the Bible and Bible study 2. The creation of the world 3. The creation of man in G-d’s image 4. The relationship between man and woman 5. The sin of Adam and Chava 6. The story of Cain and Abel 7. Noach and the flood 8. The Tower of Bavel 9. The personalities and tests of Avraham and Sara 10. The destruction of Sodom 11. The sacrifice of Yitzchak 12. Yitzchak and Rivka—shidduch and marriage 13. Yaakov and Esav—rivalry and deception 14. Rachel and Leah—sisters and wives 15. The story of Yosef and his brothers
Schechter, Shoshana. (2021, Spring), Syllabus, BIBL1171K: Personal Development in the Bible, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.