Topic: Now that you have read selections from the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings, which group (kings, priests, or prophets) do you think ends up “on top” in the end? And Why?
Over the course of our term, we have talked about the various strains of literature in the Hebrew Scriptures and how, depending on who may have authored the material, different roles are shown as the mediators between God and humanity. We saw texts that asserted that the kings were to be the intercessors, others that claimed priests and still others that showed prophets. For this response, being careful to not look past the compilation of the TANAK, you will make an argument about which group ultimately ends up as the most important in the completed Hebrew Scriptures: kings, priests, or prophets. Now that you have read selections from the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings, which group (kings, priests, or prophets) do you think ends up “on top” in the end? And Why?
In order to qualify to receive full credit for this response, you must cite the biblical material AT LEAST three times; once from the Torah, once from the Nevi’im, and once from the Kethuvim. You must also cite Coogan at least once. You may, of course, cite more, but more importantly, you must prove to me that you have read the material and are grappling with the concepts.
You have 600 words this time. Responses over the 600 word limit will loose points—responses under 550 words will loose points. This Final Response will constitute 20% of your course grade.
All syllabus parameters apply:
I will post the prompt for the Final Response after our last class meeting. The Final Response will
be worth 20% of your course grade. Like the other responses it will be online. Unlike the other
responses, everyone MUST complete this response or receive a zero for 20% of the course grade.