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TH 3316, The Forbidden Books

Dr. Todd Hanneken
Spring 2023

Jump to January 11, 18, 23, 25, 30, February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, March 1, 6, 8, 13–15, 20, 22, 27, 29, April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, May 1, 3, 5

Historiography

  1. Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – Introductions and Context (LINK)
  2. Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – Universalism, Particularism, and Parallelism in 1 Maccabees 1 (LINK)
  3. Monday, January 23, 2023 – The Justification for Killing in 1 Maccabees 2 (LINK)
  4. Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – God and Suffering in 1 and 2 Maccabees (LINK)
  5. Monday, January 30, 2023 – Martyrdom (LINK)
  6. Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – Josephus and Historiography (LINK)
  7. Monday, February 6, 2023 – Josephus’ Rewriting of 1 Maccabees (LINK)
  8. Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – Test on Historiography (LINK)

Apocalypses

  1. Monday, February 13, 2023 – Introduction to Apocalypses, Enoch, and the Books Attributed to Him (LINK)
  2. Wednesday, February 15, 2023 – Enoch’s First Dream Vision (LINK)
  3. Monday, February 20, 2023 – The Animal Apocalypse, Explaining the Present (LINK)
  4. Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – The Animal Apocalypse, Expectations for the Future (LINK)
  5. Monday, February 27, 2023 – The Apocalypse of Weeks (LINK)
  6. Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – Test on Apocalypses

Wisdom Literature

  1. Monday, March 6, 2023 – Introduction to Wisdom Literature and Ben Sira (LINK)
  2. Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – Ben Sira on Theodicy and the Afterlife (LINK)

    March 13–17, 2023 – Spring Break (No Class Meetings)

  3. Monday, March 20, 2023 – Lady Wisdom (LINK)
  4. Wednesday, March 22, 2023 – Ben Sira on Wives and Daughters (LINK)
  5. Monday, March 27, 2023 – Hellenistic Judaism (Wisdom of Solomon, Philo) and the Immortality of the Soul (LINK)
  6. Wednesday, March 29, 2023 – Wisdom of Solomon on Theodicy, Universalism, and Natural Law (LINK)
  7. Monday, April 3, 2023 – Test on Wisdom Literature

Rewritten Scripture

  1. Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – Introduction to Rewritten Bible and Jubilees (LINK)

    Monday, April 10, 2023 – Easter Monday (No Class Meeting)

  2. Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – Creation in 6 or 7 Days and the Garden of Eden (LINK)
  3. Monday, April 17, 2023 – The Flood, Theodicy, and Rewritten 1 Enoch (LINK)
  4. Wednesday, April 19, 2023 – Religion, Gentiles, and the Jubilees “Apocalypse” (LINK)
  5. Monday, April 24, 2023 Conclude Jubilees
  6. Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – Test on Rewritten Bible

Monday, May 1, 2023 – Review

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – Study Day (No Class Meeting)

Cumulative Final Exam

Exam week begins May 5, 2023. Exam day and time will be announced by the Registrar.