Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
King's College London
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewIntroduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew BibleModule code: 4AAT1005Semester: Semester 2 (spring)Module description: This module is intended for students who may or may not have some prior knowledge of the Old Testament, but who have no prior knowledge of the critical methodologies via which it is approached in academic study.Sample topicsIntroduction: What is the Old Testament?Methods for Reading and Interpreting Old Testament TextsThe Patriarchal Tradition (Genesis)The Exodus Tradition (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers)The Conquest Tradition (Deuteronomy, Joshua)God Save the King? (Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings)Historicity and the Old Testament (British Museum Visit)An Interruption in Regularly Scheduled Programming: the ProphetsThe Wisdom Tradition (Proverbs, Job, and Qoheleth)Temple and Worship (Psalms and non-canonical worship)http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/trs/modules/level4/4aat1005.aspxStudy abroad entry requirement: NoneCredit level: 4Credit value: 15Teaching pattern: Two-hour weekly classes over ten weeks.Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;Two 1,500-2,000 word essays (40%), one three-hour examination in the summer (60%)
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