This course is an indepth study of women in the Old (First) Testament, including the Apocrypha (and a bit of the New [Second] Testament). The course will focus on how women are characterized and their various social roles and locations within each biblical book. The course will give attention to the similarities and differences of women's roles and status in the social and religious contexts of ancient Israel and today. The course assumes basic knowledge of the content and history of the FT. Prerequisite: BS 101 or B-102