This paper builds on the study of Hebrew done in BIBS 313 (or the equivalent), advancing students' abilities to interpret biblical texts critically in the original languages by focusing on the exegesis of specific texts from the Tanakh, plus the manuscripts of the Wisdom of Jesus ben Sira from the Cairo Genizah.
|Paper title||Hebrew Old Testament Exegesis (Advanced)|
|Points||20 points 20 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year, Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,120.06|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,439.89|
- BIBX 411
- Students must have studied enough Hebrew to read advanced biblical texts in the original Hebrew before the paper begins, which usually means at least HEBR 132, BIBS 213 and BIBS 313 (or the equivalents).
- More information link
- View more information on the Theology website: www.otago.ac.nz/theology
- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Reverend Dr James Harding
Lecturer: Dr Katie Marcar
- Paper Structure
- One translation and exegesis of a passage from the Hebrew text of Sirach (30%)
- One translation and exegesis of another Hebrew text covered in class (30%)
- One exegetical essay on a theme in current scholarship on Sirach (40%)
- Teaching Arrangements
- Campus and Distance: One 2-hour lecture per week for the full year, where students
will join BIBS 213/313, plus an extra hour at a time to be agreed with other students
and the course co-ordinator.
Distance students participate in the class via a desktop videoconferencing programme called Zoom (available free of charge). Classes may be recorded so that students who are unable to join classes can download the videos and watch them later.
K. Elliger and W. Rudolph, Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (4th rev. ed.; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1967/77).
Pancratius C. Beentjes, The Book of Ben Sira in Hebrew (VTSup 68; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1997).
See also: http://www.bensira.org
Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner, The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament: Study Edition (2 vols.; Leiden: Brill, 2001).
- Course outline
- View the course outline for BIBS 411
- 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 the paper will
- Understand the grammar, syntax and major translation problems of selected Hebrew texts from the Tanakh and Sirach
- Acquire an advanced proficiency in engaging critically with advanced scholarly research on Hebrew texts from Tanakh and Sirach.