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DI4730   The Book of Daniel

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

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 introduces the Book of Daniel, one of the most mysterious and fascinating books in the Hebrew Bible. The class will explore modern critical interpretations of the book, which seek to understand it as an apocalypse in its original historical context. We will also explore the history of the book's interpretation, from responses in the Second Temple Period and the New Testament to Jewish and Christian responses in antiquity and the Middle Ages to modern popular (mis-)interpretations. All readings will be in English.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass DI2001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Assessment pattern

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

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


Module teaching staff: Prof J R Davila