Postgraduate Course: Hebrew Scripture Theology (BIST11009)
|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||An examination of theological themes in Jewish and Christian interpretation of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
This course aims to enrich students' understanding of and appreciation for the contribution of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (HB/OT) to theological study and reflection. Questions central to theological discussions are used to structure an investigation of the diverse responses to them found in the Hebrew biblical books. Discussions are based on the texts in their original language, and these will be analysed against the background of significant publications and works in the field.
1. Course Details and Introduction: Is There Theology in the Hebrew Bible?
2. Perceptions and Impressions of God
3. World Order and Way of Life
4. Divine Intervention in History: God¿s Plan
5. Political Theology
6. Law and Righteousness
7. God and His People
8. Monarchy, Theocracy, and a New Ruler
9. Zion and Sinai
10. What does it mean to be Human?
11. Epilogue and Course Review
Student Learning Experience
The course has weekly learning activities that are seminar-like and interactive, with the instructor providing input and encouraging students to participate and lead the discussion. .Students will further demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes through participation in the different learning activities, two blogs that reflect on their learning experience (30%) and a 3000-word research essay (70%).
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.
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Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of how key texts from the Hebrew Bible inform theological debate.
- Demonstrate a detailed understanding of seminal contributions to the theological study of the Hebrew Bible.
- Identify commonalities and contrasts in Jewish and Christian uses of the Hebrew Bible in constructive theology.
|Moberly, Walter, Old Testament Theology: Reading the Bible as Christian Scripture, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2015.|
Schmid, Konrad, A Historical Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019.
Spieckermann, Hermann/Feldmaier, Reinhard, God of the Living: A Biblical Theology, Waco: Baylor University Press, 2011.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Anja Klein
Tel: (0131 6)50 8960
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227