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.
This course aims to introduce students to ancient 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 (ca. 200 CE).
Alongside an historical overview of the period will be lectures and tutorials on themes that are particularly important for students of Jewish Studies, Biblical Studies and Religion. Students will have the opportunity to read and study a variety of texts that are not normally part of the Biblical Studies curriculum.
Student Learning Experience Information:
The course will be taught by a combination of lectures and seminars, during which time students would be able to engage with the primary sources as well as scholarly discussion of various issues.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- have a good understanding of the history of Judaism between 515 BCE and 70 CE.
- have studied key themes in the development of ancient Judaism.
- have studied key biblical and non-biblical texts that are important for ancient Judaism.
- have studied in depth one topic (e.g. formation of the Jewish canon) in seminars.
|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