Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible, also known as the Tanakh or the Old Testament, is one of the classic texts for the Jewish tradition. It narrates the creation of the universe, the emergence of civilization, and the redemption of God’s chosen people. It is not only a sacred text for Jewish communities, but also a foundational text for the Christian and Islamic traditions. Hebrew Bible at UCLA is an exciting Graduate program for ambitious students looking to immerse themselves in the world of ancient Israel and early Judaism. Students will study the Hebrew Bible and related literature as well as its ancient near eastern historical context and reception (e.g., Dead Sea Scrolls). The program is designed for students who wish to become teachers and researchers in the Hebrew Bible and cognate literatures as well as the history of ancient Israel and early Judaism.