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060015 UE Scientific Concepts (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work


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Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This class is taught online by way of video-conferences. As software, I use Blackboard Collaborate. Access is easy via Moodle. Participation in each session remains mandatory.

Thursday 08.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 22.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Thursday 28.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This class introduces into the academic study of ancient Jewish literature. As a sample text the Binding of Isaac (Gen 22) and its reception history in ancient Judaism will be analyzed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each week, students have to apply the methodologies learned in class to Gen 6:1-4 in a one page paper. anwenden. These Papers will be graded each week. At the end of the term, students will summarize their results in a presentation. The final grade will recognize all papers written by the students as well as the presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students will learn how to study ancient Jewish literature guided by scholarly method.

Examination topics

Independent command of exegetical methodology

Reading list

J. Barton, Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study
J. Barton (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation
O.H. Steck, Die Exegese des Alten Testemants
E. Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, 3. Aufl., 2012

Association in the course directory

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