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DI4731   Ancient Jewish Literature from 1 Enoch to the Mishnah

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

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 will focus on the study of ancient Jewish literature, such as the collection of texts known as 1 Enoch; the Dead Sea Scrolls and other scrolls recovered from the Judaean Desert; ancient noncanonical scriptures (Old Testament pseudepigrapha); the works of Philo of Alexandria; the works of Flavius Josephus; and early Rabbinic traditions. The module will examine selected issues, such as the approaches of the texts to the exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, the problems associated with the preservation and transmission of Jewish pseudepigrapha by Christians, and the relevance of ancient Jewish literature for our understanding of the New Testament.

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 2-hour seminar, 1 x 1-hour lecture

Scheduled learning hours: 36

Guided independent study hours: 264

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 teaching staff: Prof J Davila