Vancouver School of Theology

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HB6/715 – Lamentations

View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls

This seminar style course will engage in a close reading of the text of Lamentations, as well as consider traditional and recent interpretive approaches for the book. These approaches include traditional historical critical methods as well as feminist interpretation and recent interpretive perspectives engaging topics around trauma. Reading in the Hebrew text of Lamentations will occur every week, as well as presentations of resources on the interpretive approaches included. Students with limited Hebrew (BIBL500) are welcome and Hebrew reading assignments will be adjusted to match their abilities. Access to Bible Works or Logos online Bible software will be important (Bible Works is available at the VST Library).

Pre-requisites: HB500, HB600 and BIBL500 or equivalent

Related Courses

HB600—Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: II BIBL500—Biblical Language Tools for Exegesis HB500—Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

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