Postgraduate Course: Advanced Hebrew Texts B (BIST11012)
|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 A 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
|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,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||- seminar presentation 20%
- exegetical essay (3,000 words)80%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- widen the student's experience of classical Hebrew through careful reading of selected Biblical texts.
- develop skills of textual criticism through first-hand examination of the range of relevant evidence.
- develop 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