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010078 PS Lecture Course "The Books of the Torah (Gn-Dt) (2016S)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Presence during the first course is necessary for being allowed to take part in the seminary. The main part of the course will consist of e-learning. All following appointments will be disucssed here.
Deregistration is possible until the 30th of March 2016. Afterwards every person registered will get a mark.

Tuesday 01.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Tuesday 21.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 4 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

- consolidation of biblical text knowledge in English
- consolidation of the gained knowledge in "Grund-/Aufbaukursen" through the connection to the biblical text

In this seminary the five books of the Torah Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy will be read. In addition some recapitulating contents of the "Grundkurs I" will be provided.

- The students will be advanced to chosen biblical texts, so that they have the chance to get in contact to the text.
- The form of this is lectio continua, i.e. reading the full text of all books.
- The chosen books follow the string of the Septuagint canon.
- Weekly tests guarantee the students' continuous reading, so that the extent will not get to high.

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be an online test every week to check if the students read the given texts. The questions will either check the students text knowledge or they have to reflect on these texts. As aid you may use the bible, but the test's time will be so limited that you cannot answer everything whithout having read anything before.
This course is a pi (test immanently) one, i.e. you have to be present at the two meetings and you have to do all the online tests. If you miss more than two tests you will fail the course automatically.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For every correct answer in the online tests you'll gain points. Alltogether there are 100 points. The grades depend on the gained points (1 = "A-level" to 5 = "F-level"):

Everyone fails the test who has either less than 61points and/or left minimum two tests unanswered.

Examination topics

The tests contain questions about content, motivs, structure and theology of the chapters/books. A focal point lays oncareful reading and (refelcted) understanding of the text.

Reading list

Carr, David: An introduction to the Old Testament. Sacred texts and imperial contexts of the Hebrew Bible, Oxford 2010.
Frevel, Christian/Zenger, Erich (Hg.): Einleitung in das Alte Testament. 9. akt. Aufl. 2015.
(New) Revised Standard Version of the Bible

Association in the course directory

auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (08W, 11W) LV für Wahlmodul (freies) Wahlfach für 011 (02W) und 020

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