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Studying the Bible in Jerusalem and New Haven

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Robb Young; Robb Young

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2007, pp.44-45.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Teaching methods)

Keywords: Higher Education; Judaic Studies; Jewish Text; Curriculum

Type: Other

Coverage: United States United States


The author shares his experience studying the Hebrew Bible at both Yale University and Hebrew University, comparing and contrasting the two departments as regards teaching methods, modes and goals of inquiry, linguistic requirements and approaches, and how the study of the Hebrew Bible fits into the larger scene at each university.