Undergraduate Course: Second Temple Judaism (BIST10037)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to introduce students to Second Temple Judaism by the study of important facets of the Jewish religion from its post-exilic origins (515 BCE) to the beginning of the rabbinic period (200 CE). Alongside an historical study of the period will be religious topics and themes (eg Temple, the Dead Sea Scrolls, messianism, Pharisees) that are particularly important for students of Biblical Studies.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Permission of the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| At the end of the course, students should have:
1) a broad knowledge of Jewish history from the Babylonian Exile to the beginning of the Rabbinic period;
2) read and be able to discuss selected passages from classical sources that attest to various forms of Jewish discourse;
3) a good grasp of all the lecture and seminar topics;
4) a demonstrable ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
5) demonstrable good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Timothy Lim
Tel: (0131 6)50 8919
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900