Undergraduate Course: Biblical Hebrew Texts B (BIST10002)
|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||Extended selections from the Hebrew Bible: introduction, translation, and textual and exegetical commentary.
This course is intended to extend and deepen existing knowledge of classical Hebrew by the reading and study of biblical and non-biblical texts.
Students' knowledge of classical Hebrew texts will be extended and deepened by the reading of the Prophecy of Habakkuk found in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament and its ancient Jewish commentary from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Habakkuk Pesher. It will allow students to extend their knowledge of Hebrew poetry and introduce them to the reading of unpointed Hebrew.
Student Learning Experience Information:
Students will read the Prophecy and its ancient sectarian commentary together to learn about one of the earliest receptions of the biblical texts. The topic is ancient Jewish biblical interpretation.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Hebrew/Religious Studies/ Divinity courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Seminar presentations/participation 10%;
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a wider experience of classical Hebrew through careful reading of selected Biblical and non-biblical texts.
- Have the ability to read unpointed Hebrew texts from the scrolls themselves.
- Have developed the skills of textual criticism through first-hand examination of the range of relevant evidence.
- Have developed skills in exegesis through a structured investigation of the literary, historical and theological dimensions of the texts studied.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Timothy Lim
Tel: (0131 6)50 8919
|Course secretary||Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227