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DI2001   Old Testament 2: Wisdom, Psalms, Apocalyptic and Apocryphal Literature

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Mon, Tue, Thu

This module continues the study of the Old Testament in DI1003, and is an introduction to the literature and theology of the period of Israel's history from exile to the consolidation of the canon. Prophecy, wisdom, psalms, apocalyptic writings, and the earliest forms of inner-biblical exegesis are studied. Attention is given to the final shaping of Israel's sacred texts. The important events from exile to Qumran are illustrated in relationship to the biblical literature.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass DI1003

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial (apart from week 1)

Scheduled learning hours: 43

Guided independent study hours: 157

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Nevader