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
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Conduct advanced exegesis using a variety of relevant approaches and techniques.
- Demonstrate awareness of the major critical issues surrounding the text under discussion.
- Understand the major scholarly debates surrounding the set text and weigh and assess competing scholarly views.
- Transcribe and create a critical edition of a text from a manuscript.
- Understand the development of the Greek language especially in early Christianity.
|Primary texts as assigned and circulated by the course organiser.|
BDAG, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature or other Greek-English lexicon.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Paul Foster
Tel: (0131 6)50 8917
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227