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Studies in the Book of Samuel I (REL241)
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to describe, in-depth, the major religious and historical elements of the Book of Samuel I from the perspective of relevant commentaries and Midrashic and Talmudic sources and independently prepare various texts using classic commentaries.
Major topics include Elkana's pilgrimages to Shiloh; Chana and Penina; prayer; the birth of Samuel; Eli and his sons; Samuel as a prophet and leader; monarchy in Israel; Saul; mercy and cruelty: Agag and Nob; the relationship between David and Saul; David and Jonathan; major events in David's early career; Saul and the medium; and Saul's death. Topics may vary. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and textual preparation.