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Undergraduate Course: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Honours) (BIST10040)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Academic Description:
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.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
Students┬┐ understanding of the language gained in Introducing Biblical Hebrew will be consolidated by a review of the grammar covered in that course. Students will develop their skills further by exploring various set texts from the Hebrew Bible (e.g. the books of Jonah and/or Ruth). They will learn to use their language skills for exegesis and interpretation, and will consider how the language impinges on literary, theological, and historical issues.

Student Learning Experience Information:
Students will participate in 2 hours of class per week, for which they will be required to prepare a portion of the set text. In class, they will work through this portion together, exploring linguistic and exegetical issues as they emerge. Additionally, they may be required to complete grammatical exercises, both independently and in class.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introducing Biblical Hebrew (BIST08013)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (BIST08017)
Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  12
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 148 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 20% - Oral assessment (semester 1);
20% - Test (semester 1);
60% - Exam (semester 2)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Be able to parse accurately regular and irregular forms of the verb in all conjugations.
  2. Have increased their basic core of frequently used vocabulary.
  3. Have attained fluency in the oral reading of the set passages of Hebrew texts.
  4. Have a good knowledge of text-critical, historical and literary issues related to the passages enumerated.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Self- discipline
- Self- direction
- Ability to engage critically with the meaning of documents and recognise that meanings may be multiple
- Ability to read texts in a different language
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Suzanna Millar
Tel: (0131 6)50 8904
Email: Suzanna.Millar@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Rory Meehan
Tel:
Email: rory.meehan@ed.ac.uk
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