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Studies in the Book of Daniel (REL235)
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: translate complicated and esoteric Hebrew and Aramaic sections of the Book of Daniel; identify and discuss major religious and historical themes found in the Book of Daniel and pertinent Rabbinic and classical Jewish literature; analyze and compare similar themes in Classical and Biblical texts.
Major topics include cycles of destruction and redemption; forbidden foods; the Aramaic language in Jewish sources; kingship; the prophetic dreams of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel; the Fiery Furnace; desecration and sanctification of G-d’s Name; the Lions’ Den; the power and role of joy; the unique power of Ishmael; and the Messianic era. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.