E-Courses

ARC-101 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Students identified with the Jewish tradition call the library of documents examined in this course the Tanak or Hebrew Bible. Students schooled in the Muslim tradition revere it as foundational to Kitab (“The Writing”), the Arabic library containing Qur’an and the hadiths. Christian students refer to it as the Old Testament, the foundation of their primary library, the New Testament.  To enroll in this course, click here.

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ARC-102 Hebrew Prophets and Prophecy

The Hebrew prophets may be the most puzzling, misunderstood, yet heroic characters of antiquity. Despised by many and admired by few, they fascinate us by the way they involve themselves in international relations (Elisha) and fight against injustice (Elijah). They puzzle us by the way they plead for the sojourner (Isaiah) and condemn foreigners (Nahum). They intrigue us by the way they lament the present (Jeremiah) and reimagine the future (Ezekiel). To enroll in this course, click here.

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ARC-103 Introduction to the Book of Job

This course will help students engage the Hebrew response to the problem of innocent suffering, examining the Book of Job from three perspectives: the meaning of the book in its original context, the meaning of the book over its history of interpretation, and the meaning of the book in contemporary thought. To enroll in this course, click here.


 

ARC-401 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

This course will help students learn the grammar and vocabulary in which the Hebrew books of Genesis and Ruth are preserved.  To enroll in this course, click here.

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ARC-402 Hebrew Reading and Exegesis

This course will help students learn the grammar, vocabulary, and literary-historical context in which the Hebrew books of Jonah and Esther are preserved.  To enroll in this course, click here.

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ARC-501 Introduction to Biblical Aramaic

This course will help students learn the grammar and vocabulary in which the Aramaic portions of Ezra and Daniel are preserved.  To enroll in this course, click here.

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ARC-502 Aramaic Reading and Exegesis

The Aramaic documents examined in this course come from the caves of Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea from the library of texts commonly known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Prerequisites: ARC-401 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew and ARC-501 Introduction to Biblical Aramaic.  To enroll in this course, click here.

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ARC-601 Introduction to Biblical Greek

This course will help students learn the grammar and vocabulary in which the Greek texts of John 1:1-12:50 and Romans 1:1-8:39 are preserved.  To enroll in this course, click here.

 

ARC-701 Introduction to Ugaritic

This course will help students learn the grammar and vocabulary in which the Canaanite epics of Kirta and Aqhat are preserved (CAT 1.14-16; 1.17-19)To enroll in this course, click here.

 

ARC-703 Introduction to Akkadian

This course will help students learn the grammar and vocabulary in which the Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic and the Codex Hammurabi are preserved.  To enroll in this course, click here.