To earn an emphasis in Ancient Context of the Old Testament, students must fulfill the emphasis requirements (20 units) listed below:
Take at least five approved ANE courses.
Normally the five courses will include the three courses below, although the student may arrange otherwise with the faculty coordinator:
OT583 Ancient Near Eastern History, Literature, and Culture
LG525 Biblical Aramaic
LG506 Advanced Hebrew Grammar
Other approved ANE courses recently offered include:
OT576 Travel Course: Experiencing the Land of the Bible (Immersion Course)
LG533 Ugaritic I: Beginning Ugaritology
LG535 Beginning Akkadian
LG536 Advanced Akkadian
LG546 Northwest Semitic Texts
OT582 Literary Approaches to the Old Testament and ANE Texts
- Beginning Hebrew is a prerequisite for all language courses listed above. Students with previous work in Hebrew may take a placement exam in order to place out of Beginning Hebrew.
- MAT and MATM students in the ACOT emphasis are strongly encouraged to elect exegesis courses that use the biblical languages.
- Students intending to use the emphasis as preparation for doctoral study should consult with the faculty coordinator about selecting electives.