Postgraduate Course: Advanced Hebrew Texts A (BIST11011)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to consolidate reading of classical Hebrew and to enrich experience of textual history and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible.
The course offers a close study of extended selections from the Hebrew Bible: introduction, translation, and exegetical commentary. It is a companion course to Advanced Hebrew Texts B and may be taken either in isolation or along with that course for students, who want to build a focus in Hebrew Bible.
The course has two aims: First of all, it focuses on enhancing primary-text language skills for Postgraduate 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Biblical Hebrew Texts A (BIST10001)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Read and translate fluently Hebrew texts.
- Have a good understanding of the methods of historical-critical exegesis.
- Be able to discuss as appropriate the history and interpretation of key biblical texts and themes in the Hebrew Bible.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings.
- Demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliography.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Timothy Lim
Tel: (0131 6)50 8919
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900