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DI4705   Biblical Aramaic

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged

This module introduces students to a Semitic language related to Hebrew, in which parts of the Hebrew Bible are written. It consists of an introduction to basic elements of the language and study of selected texts from the biblical books of Daniel (court tales describing life in the Babylonian capital during the exile) and Ezra (diplomatic texts from the post-exilic period dealing with the return of the exiles to Palestine and the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem).

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass DI2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar and 1-hour lecture.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

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


Module coordinator: Professor J R Davila
Module teaching staff: Prof J Davila