The Book of Ecclesiastes

Semester:
Fall 2019
Start Date:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019
Day:
Irregular
Time:
(All day)
Schedule Notes:

Please note: Students will be expected to participate in a 2hr online video conferencing session September 11, 2019. 

The course will run as follows: 

11 Sept. 9am-11am (Remote session)

25 Sept. 9am-10am (Remote session)

9 Oct. 9am-10am (Remote session)

11 Oct. 9am-10:30 (Remote session)

15 Oct. 9am-10am

16 Oct. 9am-11:30pm

18 Oct. 8:30am-9:30am; 3:30pm-4:30pm

18 Oct. Colloquium: Apocalyptic and Ecclesiastes 12: 1pm-8pm

11 Nov. 9am-11:30pm

13 Nov. 9am-11:30pm

15 Nov. 9am-11:30pm

December Remote Session TBA

Discipline:
Biblical
Instructors:
Teaching Method:
Seminars
Credits:
1
WYB5021HF
Summary:

Close reading in Hebrew of the Book of Ecclesiastes (Koheleth). The course will introduce students to modem historical-critical approaches to Koheleth in conjunction Hebrew reading, syntax, grammar, and exegesis. Recent commentary treatments (Longman, Bartholomew, Fox, and others) will be reviewed for strengths and weaknesses. The place of Ecclesiastes in so-called 'Wisdom Literature' will be examined alongside its location in the canon. Older classical treatments of Koheleth (Luther) will also be evaluated. The place of the Epilogue and its hermeneutical function, as well as the traditional ascription to Solomon, will be reviewed.

Course Syllabus: