Cultural Setting of the Old Testament

195A Cultural Setting of the Old Testament

In this course we will examine some of the linguistic, social, and cultural customs and habits of the Ancient Near East during the Old Testament eras.  This will include such matters as covenants, marriages, commerce, and religious practices.  The course will include not only those customs unique to Israel, but also of the neighbors with whom she interacted.  By the end of the seven weeks, the student should have a better understanding of the Old Testament setting and practices.