Undergraduate Course: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Honours) (BIST10040)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This honours course aims to consolidate reading of classical Hebrew, to enrich experience of textual criticism and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, and to apply these skills into the wider activities of the study of biblical texts.
This honours course aims to consolidate the students' understanding of the Hebrew language gained in Introducing Biblical Hebrew, by reading Hebrew Bible texts of varying character and difficulty (prose and poetry) and acquiring the techniques of translating and interpreting such texts.
Students' understanding of the language gained in Introducing Biblical Hebrew is consolidated by an initial review of the grammar covered in that course. Thereafter, students will read the two creation stories (Genesis 1-3), the book of Jonah, a novella (the book of Ruth), and the beautiful and theologically profound poem called "ha'azinu" (Deuteronomy 32).
Student Learning Experience Information:
This course has a programme of two one-hour reading classes per week. In semester one, students will revise grammar, practise exercises as well as read easier portions of the Biblical texts. In second semester, students use what they have learned for exegesis, reading the Hebrew text and interpreting the passages.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
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)
||In-course assessment (30%) + Essay of 1000 words (10%) + Degree exam (60%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Be able to parse accurately regular and irregular forms of the verb in all conjugations.
- Have increased their basic core of frequently used vocabulary.
- Have attained fluency in the oral reading of the set passages of Hebrew texts.
- Have a good knowledge of text-critical, historical and literary issues related to the passages enumerated.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Suzanna Millar
Tel: (0131 6)50 8904
|Course secretary||Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227