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The Nonexpert as Bible Teacher: Some Reflections

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Publication Date: January 2008

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

Author(s): Alan Levenson; Alan Levenson

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2008, pp.8-10.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Higher Education; Educators; Judaic Studies; Curriculum

Type: Other

Coverage: United States United States


The author, whose Ph.D. is in an area of Judaic Studies other than Bible, shares his experience teaching Bible courses at various universities despite his lack of expertise in this area. He discusses the foci of his courses, how he utilized and taught disparate interpretive methodologies, what problems he encountered, and how he addressed them.