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Madison Metropolitan School District

Biblical Literature


The Bible is fundamental to Western thought. This course is designed to give the student knowledge of, not faith in, some parts of the Bible by reading it as literature and understanding its cultural context. Major emphasis will be on the Old Testament with a smaller unit on the New Testament. Students will become familiar with some of the stories, characters, and themes and with vocabulary and biblical allusions. Students will explore literary forms, various editions, and interpretation. There will be several papers and exams during the course of the semester. Students will provide their own Bible.

  • Recommended Grades: 10-12
  • Course Number: ENG3115
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Note: Elective;  Meets Requirement for Global Scholars Program (GSP)