For Jews, the Torah is the holiest section of the Hebrew Bible. It begins with Creation and concludes with the Israelites at the brink of entering the Promised Land. In this course we will study the five books that comprise this narrative through a variety of lenses. For example, we will consider the origins of the Torah, the historical influences of the Torah, the literary styles of the Torah, Jewish methods of interpreting the Torah, as well as how modern Jews regard the Torah today.
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