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BIBL 355     The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books of the Old Testament  (3)

This seminar focuses on books of the Bible that appear in major manuscripts of the Greek Septuagint and Latin Vulgate but have been excluded from the Hebrew canon. The course examines the diversity within Second Temple Judaism as the context for the Jesus movement. Books represented in the Episcopal lectionary are emphasized. Prerequisite: This course presupposes introductory-level coursework in either biblical or Jewish studies.