Postgraduate Course: Studies in Ancient Judaism (BIST11014)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Second Temple Judaism, Ancient Judaism, Intertestamental Period, Postbiblical.
|Course organiser||Prof Timothy Lim
Tel: (0131 6)50 8919
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227