The Hebrew Prophets

Summer Quarter, 2022

Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

B. The Hebrew Prophets,  June 21 through July 26

Kenneth Seeskin, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy; EmeritusPhilip and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish CivilizationThis course will study the works of six famous prophets from antiquity: Amos, Hosea, First Isaiah, Second Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. All were critical of the social practices and institutions of their day, calling out priests and kings alike. Not surprisingly, they were met with skepticism, ostracism, even physical abuse. We will look at their teachings in light of their times, their influence on Western thought and religion, and their enduring lessons for all of us.