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DR1543: INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 Jul 2017 16:18


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.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR1034 Introducing the Hebrew Bible (Studied)
  • DR1037 Introducing the Hebrew Bible (Studied)
  • DR1043 Introducing the Hebrew Bible (Studied)
  • (Studied)

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Divinity (with Honours)

Contact Teaching Time

27 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (50%), 2 essays (1,500 words each, 15% + 15%), 2 web-based quizzes, using WebCT quiz-tool (10% + 10%).

Resit: 1 one-hour written examination (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.

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