20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Two modules from HST112-HST121

Aims/Description: This module examines the Ten Commandments, perhaps the most well known `legal' code in the world. Through the close study of key primary sources from the Hebrew Bible and the cultures that informed its writing, all readily available in modern English translation, the module explores the ancient Near Eastern context for these commands, the four texts in the Hebrew Bible that might be given the name Ten Commandments, and the role these texts played in the political, social, economic, and ethical aspects of ancient life.

Staff Contact: Dr Casey Strine
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, participation in seminars

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