REL 301 Ancient Near Eastern Religions & Cultures



As you read the assignments, consider the following issues:


1.      What difficulties might translations of ancient Near Eastern texts create for modern readers?

2.      What kinds (genres) of literature seem to dominate these ancient texts? What common kinds of modern literature seem to be missing?

3.      Why does religious language use metaphors?


REMEMBER: class will meet today only on the 6th floor of BIRD LIBRARY in the LEMKE ROOM.