Middlebury

RELI 0132

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments
After a grounding in the narratives of Genesis and Exodus (and an examination of those books’ understanding of the Law) we will move on to study the two versions of the Commandments—one in Exodus and one in Deuteronomy. We will then proceed to the history of interpretation of the Commandments, both as a unit unto themselves and as part of the general system of biblical law. Special attention will be paid to the differences between Rabbinic Judaism's understanding of the Decalogue (as the commandments are also known) and the various Christian understandings of the Ten Commandments. We will also look at expressions of the Decalogue in Islamic scripture and tradition. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL MDE PHL
Equivalent Courses:
JWST 0132

Sections

Fall 2018

RELI0132A-F18 Lecture (Goldman)

Fall 2017

RELI0132A-F17 Lecture (Goldman)

Fall 2015

RELI0132A-F15 Lecture (Goldman)