Postgraduate Course: Advanced Greek Readings B (BIST11010)
|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 provides students with the experience of reading a number of Koine Greek texts from biblical literature and other early Christian texts.
A selection of readings from the Greek Old Testament, Greek New Testament, and other Greek writings of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, along with some elements of advanced grammar and vocabulary.
The syllabus will change from session to session, but will incorporate a range of koine Greek texts. These typically involve a selection from the Septuagint LXX, the Greek New Testament, the Aposto;ic Fathers, the Apologists, and other early Christian writers, with a focus on the New Testament Apocryphal Gospels and other non-canonical texts.
Student Learning Experience Information:
There is a two hour seminar each week. Students will read a section of text in Greek, and offer their own translation. They will then be asked to parse various Greek terms, to explain grammatical constructions, and to offer reflections on text critical matters.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Early Christian Greek Texts (BIST10031)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, 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)
||40% on a translation notebook;
60% on a 3,000 word end-of-course final essay
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Be able to conduct advanced exegesis using a variety of relevant approaches and techniques.
- Awareness of the major critical issues surrounding the text under discussion.
- Understanding of the major scholarly debates surrounding the set text. Students will be able to weigh and assess competing scholarly views.
- Be able to transcribe and create a critical edition of a text from a manuscript.
- Understand the development of the Greek language especially in early Christianity.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Paul Foster
Tel: (0131 6)50 8917
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227