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Answer succinctly and accurately. The following is the syllabus


PRIMEVAL PERIOD
1.      creatio ex nihilio
2.      Ish and Isha
3.      Shem, Ham, Japheth
4.      Nephilim
5.       “Cursed be Canaan.”

PATRIARCHAL PERIOD
1.      Ur of the Chaldeans
2.      Hagar and Sarai
3.      The binding of Isaac 
4.      Circumcision
5.      dreams, visions, dialogue, inner impression, and natural phenomena

1.      Reuben
2.      Joseph’s dreams
3.      The Potiphar’s wife
4.      Manasseh and Ephraim
5.      Ishmaelites
6.      Genesis 50:20

THE BOOK OF JOB Chapters 1-5 and 38-42  (notes pertaining to this reading will be posted by March 18th)
1.      Job is made to suffer “without reason” (or “without cause”).
2.       “Curse God and die”.
3.      Psychomachia
4.      God speaks out of the whirlwind
5.      The three comforters and the Deuteronomic Law
6.      The Satan

HEBRAIC LITERARY STYLE (be prepared to explain and cite examples)
1.      Verb intensive language
2.      Movement from the general to the specific and vice verse
3.      Compression of time
4.      Emphasis on character’s internal details as opposed to the external
5.      Emphasis on dialogue and actions, some thoughts, rarely physical description
6.      Essential details only are given; the rest is left up to the reader’s imagination (“less is more”; “iceberg theory” of writing; Pristine style)
7.      Changing of names of characters

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