Readings in 2nd Temple Non-Canonical Literature

In this course students will be introduced to extra-biblical texts from the Second Temple Period.

Instructor: Rob Vanhoff, M.A.

Course Description

In this course, students will gain exposure to extra-biblical texts from the Second Temple Period. Selections from Jewish texts in Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew (Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha, Dead Sea Scrolls, etc...) will be read in English translation along with secondary scholarly works seeking to provide historical and cultural context.

This class dives into various extant works from the 2nd temple period giving the student a good grasp of the literary climate leading up to, and during the time of Yeshua. This class is reading heavy but is great for adults who are able to spend the time this course requires. This course would also be suitable for teens that love to read.

Scholar Track

One-on-one instruction and guidance from instructor, Rob Vanhoff.

Take your online learning experience to the next level with our Scholar Track. Students who choose this option for this course will receive two, 30-minute, one-on-one sessions over Zoom, a review and grading of a paper, a certificate of completion, and the possibility of having their work published in the TR Learning Center.


Collateral readings supplied by the Instructor.
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