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Biblical Languages

  • BYT 251 Biblical languages 251 

Prerequisite: *Together with GRK 210 and 220 and/or HEB 210 and 220 provide access to BYT at year level 3.

Contact time: 1 lecture per week

Period of presentation: One year

Language of tuition: English

Credits: 8

Module content: 

Ancient world in context 

A broad historical overview of ancient Mediterranean societies and a study of Greek and Hebrew expressions in the context of ancient Mediterranean views of man, society and the world.

 

  • BYT 310 Biblical languages 310 

Prerequisite: BYT 251, GRK 210, 220/HEB 210, 220

Contact time: 2 lectures per week, 2 discussions per week

Period of presentation: Third year, Second semester 

Language of tuition: 

English

Credits: 30

Module content: 

Part 1: Texts in context 

OT texts are read in their Ancient Near Eastern context with special reference to intra-, inter- and extratextual relations. NT and/or Patristic texts are read in their Jewish and Hellenistic context with special reference to intra-, inter- and extra-textual relations.

Part 2: Between the Testaments 

Reading and interpreting of Hebrew and Greek inter-testamental literature, including Qumran literature, Ben Sira and Greek apocryphal books like Judit or Tobit.

 

  • BYT 320 Biblical languages 320 

Prerequisite: BYT 310

Contact time: 2 lectures per week, 2 discussions per week

Period of presentation: Third year, Second semester

Language of tuition: English

Credits: 30

Module content: 

Part 1: Critical textual competence 

Students are exposed to diverging translations and interpretations of selected OT and NT texts. Through their own knowledge of and competence in intra-, inter- and extratextual analysis they are guided towards critical assessment of diverging points of view and independent decision making in the reading, analysis and understanding of ancient literary texts.

Part 2: Integration of analytical skills 

Students are guided towards independent reading and analysis of chosen Greek and Hebrew texts by integrated application of all knowledge and skills acquired in GRK and HEB modules at year levels 1 and 2, as well as in BYT 251, 310 and 320.

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