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R S 353R R S 353R. The Five Books of Moses. 3 Hours.

Same as Core Texts and Ideas 354F, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 15), and Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 68). Study the socio-historical circumstances that gave shape to the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Examine how these five books achieved the status of sacred literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 354F, 375 (Topic: The Five Books of Moses), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: The Five Books of Moses), 364 (Topic 15), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: The Five Books of Moses), 342 (Topic 68), Religious Studies 353 (Topic: The Five Books of Moses), 353R, 361 (Topic: The Five Books of Moses). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.