Undergraduate Course: Biblical Hebrew Texts B (BIST10002)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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.
The course offers a close study of extended selections from the Hebrew Bible: introduction, translation, and exegetical commentary. It is a companion course to Biblical Hebrew Texts A and may be taken either in isolation or along with that course for students, who want to build a focus in He-brew Bible.
The course has two aims: First of all, it focuses on enhancing primary-text language skills for Honours students and on introducing them to historical-critical exegesis, while, secondly, it gives an introduction to key texts from different parts of the Hebrew Bible.
Student Learning Experience Information:
The first session gives an introduction into the chosen parts of the Hebrew Bible. The further sessions will concentrate on translation and analysis of texts as well the discussion of motifs and themes. Interactive elements will enhance the student experience, while the different forms of assessment will help them to demonstrate the learning outcomes.
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 2020/21, 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 participation = 20%
1000 word essay on a linguistic topic = 30%
3000 word essay in liey of exam (students will be required to submit an essay plan for approval several weeks before the deadline) = 50%
|No Exam Information
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 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||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227