Undergraduate Course: Hebrew Prophecy (DIVI10059)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Explorations in the complete biblical prophetic corpus complementing the detailed exegesis of prophetic texts undertaken in other courses.
The prophets of Israel as we encounter them in the books of the Hebrew Bible are the most distinctive representatives of Hebrew Religion. In looking back at the past, analysing the present and predicting the future, they bear witness to the history of the God of Israel and his people. The prophets as mediators between God and the people played an important role all over the Ancient Near East, however, only the Hebrew prophets come into books that reflect on the relationship between God and his people. The course aims at investigating this phenomenon by focusing on the literary tradition of Hebrew prophecy.
While the first session gives an introduction into the phenomenon of Hebrew prophecy as such, the further sessions focus on a selection of primary texts. Each week will focus on a set primary text accompanied by one or more secondary readings In any given year, there may be a particular focus on one prophetic book.
Student Learning Experience Information:
The course format is a mixture of lecture and seminar-style discussion with group work on set primary and secondary reading. The focus is on understanding the texts in their historical context and interpreting them accordingly.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the phenomenon of Hebrew prophecy in its context of the Ancient Near East.
- Outline the content, literary development and theological key features of the three major biblical prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel), while demonstrating a basic knowledge of the book of the Twelve.
- Analyse and understand key texts from the Hebrew Prophets.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Analytical ability and the capacity to formulate questions and solve problems
- Writing skills, including clear expression and citing relevant evidence
- Ability to engage critically with the meaning of documents and recognise that meanings may be multiple
- Ability to reflect critically on cultural processes of adaption and transformation
|Course organiser||Dr Anja Klein
Tel: (0131 6)50 8960