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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|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
Full Year (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- BIBS 213 or BIBX 213
- BIBX 313
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- 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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Theology website: www.otago.ac.nz/theology
- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Katie Marcar
- Paper Structure
- 6 assignments x 5% each (30%)
- Grammar comments 10%
- Final exam 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
Campus and Distance: Two 1-hour lectures 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.
- Required: K. Elliger and W. Rudolph (eds.), Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (4th rev. ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1967/77)
- Course outline
- View the course outline for BIBS 313
- 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.