The course develops ways of considering the Hebrew Bible that empowers a believer in another faith tradition with a greater scope to look beyond assumptions about literal truths and polemic tropes.
It's a very good course if you want to know how the bible came into being, events that happened from the very beginning and how the bible continues to remain and be read even today. Wonderful!
By Anette O•
Only suggestions are that due to many foreign words used by Prof Wright and his guests, I suggest the transcriptions should be updated to include the foreign words and correct spellings which unfortunately is not always up to standard.
Overall an interesting course which, despite having troubles with some of the foreign (Jewish words mainly) words, I can recommend the course. Personally I have learned a lot.
By Guido P•
Excellent course, the only comment I would like to add is just let the interviewed develop more deeply their comments. Nevertheless, it is a very touching and well-prepared course. Astonishing extra material to keep on studying.
Thanks and keep on going
By Mary R•
This is a fascinating course. I needed an approach to the Bible and this was key. Of all the interviews I like Prof. O'Connor's the best. She's a fabulous teacher.
By Robyn B•
I found the background given for the writing of the bible very interesting and gave me a whole new perspective on Hebrew Scriptures.
By Patrice D•
Cours intéressant. Dommage que la traduction soit très approximative.
By Alice Z•
Well done basic history tweaked towards the Hebrew Bible veracity.
By CHAN W F P•
Good and cncise historical background for me,
By Joy S•
Very complex and tedious subject.
By Peter B•
Professor has approached the subject with an apparent preconception that the Bible writers are revisionist in their writings. When he states, "I and many other scholars believe" such and such claims, he is telling me I should take the word of people in academia that share his beliefs, and not listen to those who state the Biblical writings are inspired. I felt I was being talked down to, just like when a person says, "I don't vote for that political party, because everyone knows they lie, cheat, steal, eat donuts,..." Also, when the interviews are done, the professor seems far too concerned with talking over the invited guest in an effort to steer the conversation in one particular path. Asking questions and then trying to answer them himself, not showing respect to learned people in their fields of study, is rude and uninformative.
By Willem v D•
Text transcripts were not really optimized, and that was lacking some overall quality therefore.
By Jon J•
Very self serving course. Interesting subject matter, but have to pay in order to submit very basic questions. Lots of interviews with other academics and lots of name dropping.
Don’t waste your time.
By Maria I R•
I think the course is too technical and it does not match its purpose. We see professor knows a lot but it is not good for the understanding of the course. I am quiting right now.
By Leanne W•
Can't actually be done as a free course, like others on the site; you have to pay just to get a quiz grade.