ERIC Number: ED065863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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The Bible as Literature, English and Humanities: 5114.79.
Hankins, Gretchen C.
A course in the Bible as Literature is presented. It is an examination of significant selections from the old and new testaments, representing universality in theme, diversity in literary genre, and consideration of biblical language. Performance objectives for the student include: (1) proposal of reasons for studying the Bible as literature, (2) identification of problems and themes considered in certain biblical selections, (3) contrasting of the handling of problems in a biblical selection and a contemporary selection, (4) application of literaty standards to biblical selections, (5) determination of the characteristics of Hebrew poetry, (6) recognition of the variations in biblical translations, (7) illustration of the influence of Biblical diction on subsequent language and literature, and (8) demonstration of the influence of biblical material on artists and musicians of all ages. Course content centers around overview of biblical structure, values of Bible, comparison of handling of recurring problems in biblical and contemporary literature, examination of biblical poetry, survey of history of biblical translations, examinations of selections from King James Bible, and demonstration of humanistic appeal of biblical material as influencing artists and musicians of all ages. Teacher strategies include lecturing and the use of recorded versions of the Bible. (CK)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Comparative Analysis, Contemporary Literature, Course Content, Dialogs (Literary), English Instruction, Humanities, Language Acquisition, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literary Genres, Literary Influences, Literature Appreciation, Performance Criteria, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Values
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Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.