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NEĀ STUDĀ 138 The Hero in the Bible and the Ancient Near East 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2004, Spring 2003, Spring 2000
An investigation of concepts of the hero/heroine in the literature of ancient Mesopotamia, Canaan, and Israel. The importance of heroic epic in defining and exploring morality, the self, and the cosmos will be a guiding concern. Texts include the epics of Gilgamesh and Aqhat, the Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament. All texts are read in translation.

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