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Ricardo Teixeira profile image
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9/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
If you're interested in history, this is a great course for you. I was kind of apprehensive in the beginning, since it deals with religion. In reality, I was very pleasantly surprised with the tone of the co... If you're interested in history, this is a great course for you. I was kind of apprehensive in the beginning, since it deals with religion. In reality, I was very pleasantly surprised with the tone of the course. The lectures are neutral and balanced. This is about History, not Theology. It presents an overview of the way the jewish Bible was produced, the reasons behind it and the society of the time, as well as what we can learn and take away from it. There are very few negatives. Maybe the course could be a bit longer (6 weeks is nothing). Maybe the quizzes could be a bit more challenging - a peer- reviewed assessment could help. There is mandatory forum participation worth 5% of the grade, which I hate - in courses such as this you really need to stay away from the forum (which is true always, but courses involving religious topics make particularly irritating and worthless forum discussions). Finally, I personally felt a bit lost in the segments sometimes; sometimes I felt the narrative in the lecture wasn't very clear. However, the course is so good that these negatives are pretty small if you look at the big picture. I couldn't recommend this course more if this is a topic that appeals to you.
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6 years, 1 month ago
I will highly recommend this course to others when offered again.  The material is that which many need to know for a greater understanding of the Bible in its own setting and origins.  Much of this was new ... I will highly recommend this course to others when offered again.  The material is that which many need to know for a greater understanding of the Bible in its own setting and origins.  Much of this was new to me and the reading recommendations were priceless as were all the class videos.  Dr Wright has hit a home run in my opinion and I am sure future courses from him will be even more so.  Thanks!!!
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