Postgraduate Course: Aramaic (BIST11007)
|School of Divinity
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
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|To read the 'Hebrew' Bible one must know Aramaic. To understand Jesus the Jew one must have knowledge of the language in which he spoke. This course will teach students the rudiments of the Aramaic language by a study of its vocalbulary and grammar. The textbook by Frederick E. Greenspahn, An Introduction to Aramaic, will be used for the course and students will follow each lesson, memorize vocabulary and paradigms, and do the exercises (including translations from English into Aramaic) and prepare the graded reading passages. Bi-weekly quizzes will be used to assess student progress.
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1. Acquired a good knowledge of Aramaic grammar and a working vocabulary.
2. Read all the Aramaic passages of the Bible in simplified or actual form.
3. Read selected passages from the Genesis Apocryphon, Midrash Genesis Rabbah and Targum Pseudo-Jonathan.
|10% Presentation and participation in class
30% 5 bi-weekly quizzes
60% Final course essay
|Prof Timothy Lim
Tel: (0131 6)50 8919
|Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227