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Forgotten and Found Sacred Texts

This course examines the fascinating stories surrounding the loss and rediscovery of significant text collections in the history of Judaism and Christianity, for example, the Cairo Genizah, the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, the Aleppo Codex and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Each of these collections played a significant role in their respective communities, and their rediscovery in the modern era reveals much about contemporary scholarship, particularly the impact of colonialism and orientalism in the encounter between Western scholars of Judaism and Christianity and Middle Eastern cultures. Prerequisite: THRS 117.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: BB
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0