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BIBS313 Hebrew Old Testament Exegesis 3

Detailed study of Hebrew language and syntax, with weekly language exercises. The translation and exegesis of selected passages.

This paper builds on BIBS 213 (or the equivalent) and advances students' abilities to read biblical texts in the original Hebrew and interpret them critically. We will immerse ourselves in particular biblical texts, becoming more familiar with the intricacies of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and style and deepening our acquaintance with the major grammars, lexica, and biblical commentaries. This paper is an excellent way to deepen one's knowledge of Hebrew, so as to have a lifelong resource for the study of the Bible in its original language and its ancient context. The specific texts covered change from year to year.

Paper title Hebrew Old Testament Exegesis 3
Paper code BIBS313
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
BIBS 213 or BIBX 213
Restriction
BIBX 313
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility
Students must have studied enough Hebrew to read biblical texts in the original Hebrew before the paper begins, which usually means having successfully completed HEBR 132 and BIBS 213.
Contact
james.harding@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Reverend Dr James Harding
Paper Structure
Assessment:
  • Two exegeses of texts covered in class (40%)
  • Three-hour final examination (60%)
Teaching Arrangements
Campus and Distance: One 2-hour lecture per week for the full year.

Distance students participate in the class via a desktop videoconferencing programme called Zoom (available free of charge). Classes are recorded, and students who are unable to join classes can download the videos and watch them later.
Textbooks
Required: K. Elliger and W. Rudolph (eds.), Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (4th rev. ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1967/77)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
  • Understand the grammar, syntax and major translation problems of specific texts from the Bible in the original Hebrew
  • Have deepened their familiarity with Hebrew grammar and syntax
  • Have become proficient in engaging critically with advanced scholarly research on the biblical texts in Hebrew

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 9-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41

Detailed study of Hebrew language and syntax, with weekly language exercises. The translation and exegesis of selected passages.

This paper builds on BIBS 213 (or the equivalent) and advances students' abilities to read biblical texts in the original Hebrew and interpret them critically. We will immerse ourselves in particular biblical texts, becoming more familiar with the intricacies of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and style and deepening our acquaintance with the major grammars, lexica, and biblical commentaries. This paper is an excellent way to deepen one's knowledge of Hebrew, so as to have a lifelong resource for the study of the Bible in its original language and its ancient context. The specific texts covered change from year to year.

Paper title Hebrew Old Testament Exegesis 3
Paper code BIBS313
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
BIBS 213 or BIBX 213
Restriction
BIBX 313
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility
Students must have studied enough Hebrew to read biblical texts in the original Hebrew before the paper begins, which usually means having successfully completed HEBR 132 and BIBS 213.
Contact
katie.marcar@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Reverend Dr James Harding
Lecturer: Dr Katie Marcar
Paper Structure
Assessment:
  • 8 short assignments (40%)
  • Three-hour final examination (60%)
Teaching Arrangements
Campus and Distance: One 2-hour lecture per week for the full year.

Distance students participate in the class via a desktop videoconferencing programme called Zoom (available free of charge). Classes are recorded, and students who are unable to join classes can download the videos and watch them later.
Textbooks
Required: K. Elliger and W. Rudolph (eds.), Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (4th rev. ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1967/77)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
  • Understand the grammar, syntax and major translation problems of specific texts from the Bible in the original Hebrew
  • Have deepened their familiarity with Hebrew grammar and syntax
  • Have become proficient in engaging critically with advanced scholarly research on the biblical texts in Hebrew.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41