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Undergraduate Course: Biblical Hebrew Texts B (DIVI10052)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryExtended selections from the Hebrew Bible: introduction, translation, and textual and exegetical commentary.
Course description Academic Description:
The course offers a close study of extended selections from the Hebrew Bible: introduction, translation, and exegetical commentary. It is a companion course to Biblical Hebrew Texts A and may be taken either in isolation or along with that course for students, who want to build a focus in He-brew Bible.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
The course has two aims: First of all, it focuses on enhancing primary-text language skills for Honours 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)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (BIST08017) OR Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (DIVI08007)) OR ( Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Honours) (BIST10040) OR Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Honours) (DIVI10075))
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Biblical Hebrew Texts B (BIST10002)
Other requirements Students who have previously taken the following course MUST NOT enroll: Biblical Hebrew Texts B (BIST10002)
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Hebrew/Religious Studies/ Divinity courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, 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 170 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 20% - Seminar participation

30% - Essay on a linguistic topic (1000 words)

50% - Final Essay (3000 words): students will be required to submit an essay plan for approval several weeks before the deadline
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a wider experience of classical Hebrew through careful reading of selected Biblical and non-biblical texts.
  2. Have developed the skills of textual criticism through first-hand examination of the range of relevant evidence.
  3. Have developed skills in exegesis through a structured investigation of the literary, historical and theological dimensions of the texts studied.
Reading List
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
Course organiserProf Timothy Lim
Tel: (0131 6)50 8919
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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