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DR1580: INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 19:59


Course Overview

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.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Bachelor Of Theology (With Honours) Distance Learning (Studied) or Certificate in Christian Studies (Studied) or Diploma in Christian Studies (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt:

1 One-Hour, Web-based, Timed, Open Book, Final Exam, using MyAberdeen quiz-tool: 50%
2 Essays (1500 words each): 15% and 15%
2 Web-based Quizzes, using MyAberdeen quiz-tool: 10% + 10%

 

Resit:

One-hour on-line exam 100%

 

Formative Assessment

The material covered in the tutorial will serve as a deepening of select material covered in the lectures. It will provide a forum for the exchange of intellectual ideas related to specific key ideas in the Hebrew Bible. It will provide the students with the opportunity to voice their own evaluation of read and taught material and it will enhance their skills of independent reasoning.

Feedback

The discussions during the tutorials will be a place for the students to receive oral feedback both from the course-coordinator and from their fellow students.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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