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The Old Testament (Great Courses, #653)

The Old Testament Great Courses Course Lecture Titles In the Beginning Adam and Eve Murder Flood Dispersion Abraham Sarah and Hagar Isaac The Jacob Saga Folklore Analysis and Type Scenes Moses and Exodus The God

  • Title: The Old Testament (Great Courses, #653)
  • Author: Amy-Jill Levine
  • ISBN: 9781565853652
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Course Lecture Titles1 In the Beginning 2 Adam and Eve 3 Murder, Flood, Dispersion 4 Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar 5 Isaac 6 The Jacob Saga 7 Folklore Analysis and Type Scenes 8 Moses and Exodus 9 The God of Israel 10 Covenant and Law, Part I 11 Covenant and Law, Part II 12 The Conquest 13 The Book of Judges, Part I 14 The Book of Judges, Part II 15 Samuel and SCourse Lecture Titles1 In the Beginning 2 Adam and Eve 3 Murder, Flood, Dispersion 4 Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar 5 Isaac 6 The Jacob Saga 7 Folklore Analysis and Type Scenes 8 Moses and Exodus 9 The God of Israel 10 Covenant and Law, Part I 11 Covenant and Law, Part II 12 The Conquest 13 The Book of Judges, Part I 14 The Book of Judges, Part II 15 Samuel and Saul 16 King David 17 From King Solomon to Preclassical Prophecy 18 The Prophets and the Fall of the North 19 The Southern Kingdom 20 Babylonian Exile 21 Restoration and Theocracy 22 Wisdom Literature 23 Life in the Diaspora 24 Apocalyptic Literature

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    1. Excellent course! Yet it felt like (to me) and Dr. Levine admitted herself, 24 lectures can only whet the appetite for the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures. It was a roller coaster ride—too much info packed in too short of a course. Dr. Levine has a terrific sense of humor and breathtaking way of presenting material. She’s a fast talker. By that I mean she speaks quickly, which means the listening mind races to keep up. Yet I, as a believer, found her graceful in offering information showing [...]

    2. This went a lot faster when I abandoned reading along with it in the full text. :) This was fascinating and super helpful while staying mostly accessible, though I did lose the thread of things a bit once we'd moved into the history and politics of the kingdom and tried to cover that and all of the symbolism and structure of the biblical story.

    3. I was looking for some bible history, especially regarding some of those fantastic stories in Genesis and Exodus, and how it might relate to the histories of contemporary nations (e.g. Egypt, Babylonia). This 24 lecture series (by Professor Amy-Jill Levine) delivered the goods. with additional stories of trials, betrayal, sex, wars, misogyny (a whole-lot of misogyny), hubris, a fair amount of damnation and a lot more sex. And it is a brutal, yet well-written history book, that is probably the mo [...]

    4. I thought it would take me forever to listen to all 24 lectures. Alas not. They were so interesting I just zipped through - which I'm sure is not what was intended. I should have taken the time to go over each lecture and the references therein, but, chalk it up to impatience and laziness. The author, Amy-Jill Levine does lament at the end of the series that there wasn't near enough time to cover everything she wanted. Agreed. But I feel I have a better handle on the stories and know a bit more [...]

    5. Professor Levine's series on the bible is a great resource to learn how to read and analyze the Bible in a scholarly way. I have enjoyed learning what the bible says, who most likely wrote the books, historical background, and what archeological facts are out for particular theories. Interesting for both those with or without a literal or religious belief in the bible.

    6. This series was informative but the lecturer was not as engaging as most Teaching Company lecturers have been for me.

    7. I think readers of the Old Testament may notice that a lot of facts are missing, so readers often decide for themselves what the missing facts might be. Levine frequently notes that many details are simply not stated in the text, which is true. Unfortunately, in this course, too much time is spent on questions that simply cannot be answered.For example, Levine spends too much time speculating on what David and Bathsheba might have been thinking when their relationship began. There is a lot that [...]

    8. An excellent overview of scholarship and context for the Old Testament for anyone interested in digging deeper. However, due to massive size of the topic and the limited time for the course series, it is often abbreviated at points and overall uneven in it's handling of topic. That said, the course is still incredibly informative and thoughtful.

    9. My interest in this lecture series waxed and waned a lot as I went through it. I often found myself only half-paying attention, but it's not because the material was boring, just not what I was expecting. I went into this thinking it might include some theological discussion, but it ended up being more of a basic overview of the Old Testament and some of the historical and cultural traditions that informed and influenced its creation. The entire middle section--the discussions on Judges and Prop [...]

    10. This was the first Great Course that I have listened to. This is an audio book, actually a series of 24 lectures. Professor Amy Jill-Levine clearly knew her material, addressing the Old Testament from a Christian point of view, a Jewish point of view and a historical point of view. This multiple approach made the Old Testament absolutely fascinating. I had this on in my car for the past two weeks and it made my drive times fly by. All the Bible stories I learned in Sunday school came to life wit [...]

    11. Amy-Jill Levine's overview of the Old Testament had parts that were really fascinating, but some that were also untrue or unproven. Her views on the Old Testament relying on Ancient Near Eastern literary devices changed the way I viewed some of the literature of Scripture. However, Levine had many theories that she just went with even though they were unproven (JEDP, Daniel as myth, diverse authorship of Isaiah, etc.). I recommend this audiobook with caution; for people who would love to get a b [...]

    12. A good liberal introduction to the Old Testament. I enjoyed the conversational tone of the work, but the amount of material covered is too large to expect any particular analysis into any one topic. Thus, the work poses many questions without too few answers. On the one side, I felt that the author was really shacking up the bible as an authoritative religious text. However, she effectively gets the reader to be critical and address the questions posed. Overall, an okay introduction, but I'm hop [...]

    13. A very good course about the history and meaning of major portions of the Old Testament.I like the fact that Levine doesn't just talk about the historicity of the texts, but goes into their historical context and meaning to the people of the time.A wonderful way to reengage with the Old Testament from a critical but not dismissive point of view.

    14. The lectures that started my Great Courses kick. As with the others, I found this fascinating and challenging. Prof Levine is engaging and often humorous. Even if you don't agree with all of her conclusions, or her perspectives, it is informative and thought provoking to see the OT through the eyes of scholars and understand the issues they wrestle with and debate.

    15. Very good lecture on the Old Testament. I thought the information was done in a very non-biased intellectual manner even though the lecturer has a great love for the bible. It was informative and though provoking. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in the OT.

    16. College overview lectures on the Old Testament by a renowned lecturer--very fast! Great scholar and lecturer. I just was not in the right frame of mind to finish this--too many books with plots waiting for me!

    17. Great lectures, managed to cram an immense amount of information into 24 lectures. My head is still spinning =)Wish they could redo this series every once in a while to include new finds in archaeology, and explore topics that had to be glossed over.

    18. Though Levine is well read this course represents an attempt to combine biblical criticism with biblical theology and as expected the biblical text is subjected to human reason and disbelieved at every turn.

    19. This was my latest audible find for the daily commute and my first time trying something from the "Great Courses". I loved the lecture format and enjoyed Amy-Jill Levine's historical perspective and insights.

    20. Great Insight, I wished it was longer. Amy-Jill Levine does a great job at making the concepts clear and understandable. The natural of religion approach is difficult dealing with the Bible, but is handled very well.

    21. Not really for someone already rather familiar with the Old Testament, although I did appreciate the different point of views provided by the Professor. Coverage of this subject can be tremendous and this lecture is really introductory.

    22. The lecturer is excellent. Unfortunately, the topic is so broad that the 24 30-minute lectures often feel like they're just scratching the surface -- but I suppose that's to be expected when the topic is the whole Old Testament. Recommended for relative newcomers to the O.T.

    23. I thought material in this Great Course okay, however I felt that it was presented in a dreadfully boring way.

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