BRG: BIBLICAL NARRATIVEDR. MORDECHAI COHEN
1-2 pages, due Aug. 30, 2009 (submit on ANGEL)In your opinion, what is the literary function of the story of Eli’s sons, his interaction with them,and the prophecy to Eli? How might these compare with the stories about Hannah and Samuel?
WEEK 2: THEORY; NEW CRITICISM
, 11-21Rozik, '
ארקמה תונשרפב תורפסה יכרדמו שרדמה יכרדמ
ך"נתב קרפ ארקל דציכ
'Cohen, “Best of Poetry”
WEEK 3: INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF SAMUEL
I Samuel 3-7 with commentaries (Kiel, Bar-Efrat, Alter)Optional: Garsiel,
ASSIGNMENT # 2:
3-4 pages, due Oct. 1, 2009 (grace period: Oct. 12, 2009)Analyze the following three texts that depict the inception of the monarchy:1
בי ;זכ-זי ,י ;בכ-א,ח א לאומש .
זט-א ,י ;ט קרפ א לאומש .
אי קרפ א לאומש .
Give a title to each of these three texts. Explain how they differ. E.g., what is the relationship between Saul and Samuel in each depiction? How is Saul’s personality depicted? How isSamuel depicted? What is the difference between the attitude toward the institution of monarchy presented
in each text
WEEK 4: SOURCE CRITICISM AS LITERARY READING
I Samuel 8-12Breuer,
ארקמה רקח לע
Kugel, “On the Bible and Literary Criticism”Berlin, “On the Bible as Literature.”
WEEK 5: CLOSE READING, “TOTAL INTERPRETATION”
I Samuel 13-17Alter,
, 3-46; Optional: Weiss,
Bible From Within
WEEK 6: CHARACTER AND CHARACTERIZATION
I Samuel 18-24Berlin,