Advanced Hebrew Texts

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
COURSE UNIT 410

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Translation, interpretation and discussion of chapters from diverse books of the Old Testament such as Genesis 1-4, 15-18 and 37-50, Deuteronomy 5-10 and 16-20, 1 Samuel 4-6 and 2 Samuel 7-12, Isaiah 6-9 and 49-53, Jeremiah 1-13 and 18-23, Ezekiel 8-11 and 33-37, Psalms 87-90 and 136-139, Job 1-5 and 38-42, Ruth.

Aims

To enable students to interpret the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • demonstrate an understanding of principles of translation
Intellectual skills
  • translate texts from the Hebrew Old Testament with confidence and competence
  • make informed judgments concerning textual variations
  • engage in in-depth interpretation of the Hebrew text in the light of a variety of modern interpretative approaches
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • manage time effectively and prioritise tasks
  • work autonomously

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT
Formative:
  • Translation and exegesis of passages in class

n/a
Summative:
  • An essay
  • An unseen written examination

3000 words
2 hours

50%
50%
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Advanced Hebrew Texts

MTh pathway in Biblical and Theological Studies
Course Unit 410

Credits:

30

Level:

7

Hours of Learning:

300

Tutor:

Dr Hetty Lalleman

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