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Postgraduate Course: Advanced Greek Readings B (BIST11010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides students with the experience of reading a number of Koine Greek texts from biblical literature and other early Christian texts.
Course description Academic Description:
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.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Early Christian Greek Texts (BIST10031)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  28
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 40% - Translation Notebook

60% - Final Essay (3000 words)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Conduct advanced exegesis using a variety of relevant approaches and techniques.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of the major critical issues surrounding the text under discussion.
  3. Understand the major scholarly debates surrounding the set text and weigh and assess competing scholarly views.
  4. Transcribe and create a critical edition of a text from a manuscript.
  5. Understand the development of the Greek language especially in early Christianity.
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserProf Paul Foster
Tel: (0131 6)50 8917
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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