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Bibliology (Old Testament)

1101 Old Testament Hebrew
A study of the Hebrew language in order to master the basic principles of its grammar (orthography, morphology and syntax). Selected passages of the Old Testament are read.

1102 The Text of the Old Testament
A study of the transmission of the Hebrew text, the history and significance of the versions, and the practice of textual criticism.

1103 Introduction to Old Testament Exegesis
A study of the principles and practice of interpreting the Old Testament in order to help equip the student for the task of exegesis.

2101 Old Testament Hebrew
Narrative passages are read with due attention given to the Hebrew grammar.
Prerequisite: 1101 Old Testament Hebrew.

2102 History and Institutions of Old Testament Times
The first part of this course deals with Old Testament History within the context of the history of the ancient Near East. Therefore, it also includes discussions on geographical, archaeological and historiographical subjects. The second part deals with religious and social institutions found in the Old Testament, taking into account the ancient Near Eastern cultural setting.

2103 Old Testament Exegesis
Selected passages from the Pentateuch are studied, mainly in seminar format with a special emphasis on the text, translation and message. Occasionally an excursus on a subject related to the text is given.

3101 Old Testament Hebrew
Selected passages from the Prophets are read, with due attention given to the Hebrew grammar.
Prerequisite: 1101 Old Testament Hebrew.

3102 Old Testament Canonics
A study of the origin and specific character of the books of the Old Testament. The authorship, date, contents, and structure as well as the special place or purpose of each book is discussed. Attention is also given to the history of the study of Canonics as well as current trends in this field.

3103 Old Testament Exegesis
Selected passages from one of the Prophets are studied, mainly in seminar format with a special emphasis on the text, its translation and message. Occasionally an excursus on a subject related to the text is given.

4101 Old Testament Hebrew
Selected poetic passages are read with due attention given to the Hebrew grammar.
Prerequisite: 1101 Old Testament Hebrew.

4102 Old Testament Aramaic (Elective)
An introductory study of the grammar of Biblical Aramaic. Aramaic portions of the Old Testament are studied. A good knowledge of Hebrew is assumed in this course, which will be offered only if feasible.
Prerequisite: 1101 Old Testament Hebrew and the permission of the professor.

4103 History of Revelation in the Old Testament
A study of the history of God's revelation in the Old Testament from creation to the end of prophecy. Included in this course is an orientation in and critical discussion of past and current Old Testament theologies.

4104 Old Testament Exegesis
Selected poetic passages are studied, mainly in seminar format with special emphasis on the text, its translation and message. Occasionally an excursus on a subject related to the text is given.

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