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DR 1043 / DR 1543
INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: To be confirmed

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will be available as DR 1543 in 2012/13.

This course will contain a survey of the biblical literature of the Hebrew Bible and of the critical methods involved in its study. The course will survey the content, theology, and history of formation of key books within the Hebrew Bible. It will also present and critically evaluate source-critical, redaction-critical, form-critical and canonical approaches to the biblical texts.

2 one-hour lectures per week and 1 one-hour tutorial every second week.

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (50%), 2 essays (1500 words each, 15% + 15%), 2 web-based quizzes, using WebCT quiz-tool (10% + 10%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (100%), provided each element of assessment is CAS 6 or above. New coursework can be submitted.