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DI4726   Hebrew Readings

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module intends to acquaint the student with a range of Hebrew Readings. Three areas of specialisation will be pursued: text criticism, exegesis, and reading and translating texts from the Old Testament, with a particular focus on the last of these. Text criticism is an advanced subject area, requiring cognate language skills and detailed work in the history of the Hebrew language. To this end, the module will familiarise students with the textual apparatus of (BHS) Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia and will attend to the logic of text-critical decisions deployed by the standard technical commentary series, notably The International Critical Commentary Series and the Hermenia Commentary Series.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass DI1004 and pass DI2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-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 coordinator: Professor W A Tooman
Module teaching staff: Dr W Tooman