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Judaism Through Its Scriptures

Harvard University via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Religion
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-10 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Overview

For over two millennia, Jews throughout the entire world have been committed to reading, interpreting, and living their scriptures. But what are the Jewish scriptures? When were they written? And why are they relevant in the 21st century?

This religion course introduces students to the diversity of the ever-expanding Jewish canon and the equally diverse ways of reading it. It will examine how Jews, ancient and modern, drew inspiration and guidance from the traditional texts while simultaneously reinterpreting their contents in light of new circumstances. The religion we call “Judaism” emerges at the nexus of text, interpretation, and lived tradition.

Whether you are a long-time student of the Jewish scriptures or a complete newcomer, this course will give you a new understanding of the fascinating roles that sacred texts have played in the rich history of Judaism.

This course is part of the World Religions Through Their Scriptures XSeries Program.

Taught by

Shaye Cohen and Matthew Hass

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Prashant S
5.0 2 months ago
Prashant completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
by Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke completed this course.

The course was interesting. I was impressed with the information, videos, and commentary. This is a part of a series on Traditions and Scriptures. Its not the strongest of the series, but I enjoyed learning in it.

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