Pentateuch: Basic questions about the Pentateuch. The Documentary Hypothesis. Exegesis of selected passages. Historical Books: A study of selected books: Joshua through 2 Maccabees. Focus on the nature of Israelite history, particularly the origins of Israel's monarchy. Deuteronomistic History. The theological message of these books.
Textbook: Ska J.L., Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006). Boadt L., Reading the Old Testament. An Introduction (New York, 1984); Friedman R.E., Who Wrote The Bible? (New York, 1987); Hahn S., A Father Who Keeps His Promises (Cincinnati, 1998); The Anchor Bible Commentary Series related to the Historical Books.