HDS 1803

Midrash: The Figure of Abraham: Seminar

Jon D. Levenson


A close reading in Hebrew of some rabbinic midrashim centering on the figure of Abraham. Emphasis on the acquisition of the textual skills necessary for studying midrash and on the role of Abraham in rabbinic theology. Comparison with primary sources about Abraham from Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and the Qur'an presented in English. Prerequisite: sound reading knowledge of Hebrew (any period).

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Hebrew 230


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Thurs 2pm-4pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Jewish Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Scriptural Interpretation
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None