The Hebrew Bible serves as the basis for much of western religion. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all relate to the narratives, laws, and poetry within it. In this course, we will explore the Hebrew Bible and the books which are contained within it. We will look at the ancient contexts where these books were written and redacted. We will also touch on how early readers of these texts understood them and look at the beginnings of how those interpretations became the major religions of today. We will also attempt to look at the dialogue between the books of the Hebrew Bible and what this dialogue might imply about the communities which created and transmitted these books to us.