HUM 0020. Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Units: 3
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Hours: 54 lecture
Introduction to the texts of the Hebrew Bible ("Old Testament" or "Torah") and associated writings from the Ancient Near East. Analyzes the texts in their historical and cultural context, and surveys their various genres (poetry, prophecy, law, mythology, history, wisdom, etc.) Explores the relationship between Hebrew Scriptures and archaeology, literature, history, current Biblical scholarship, and women's studies. (CSU, UC)


The study of Humanities offers an approach which integrates the arts, literature, history, music, philosophy and other disciplines. The program focuses on the culture of human civilization from classic antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the Modern Era. The objective of the Humanities is to give a sense of wholeness to human experience.