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Shaya Cohen, who is a professor at Harvard, has an excellent (free) online course on the Hebrew Bible. I recently finished all the lectures and found it fascinating.
Professor Cohen is both a biblical scholar, a rabbi and also an orthodox jew. And a master of his topic who is both humble and has a great sense of humor.
Yossarian - this course will likely answer many of your earlier questions about the Hebrew Bible from your awesome old thread!
Cohen is an ordained rabbi and for many years was the Dean of the Graduate School and Shenkman Professor of Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Before arriving at Harvard in July 2001, he was for ten years the Samuel Ungerleider Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University.
The focus of Cohen's research is the boundary between Jews and gentiles and between Judaism and its surrounding culture. He is also a published authority on Jewish reactions to Hellenism and to Christianity.