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Course module: U10103-B-6
U10103-B-6
Bible and Exegesis (Introduction)
Course info
Course moduleU10103-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Catholic Theology; TST: Biblical Sciences/Church History; Biblical Science and Church History;
Is part of
B Theology
Contact personprof. dr. A.L.H.M. van Wieringen
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
prof. dr. B.J. Koet
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
dr. L. Mock
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Coordinator course
prof. dr. A.L.H.M. van Wieringen
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
prof. dr. A.L.H.M. van Wieringen
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Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Full-time
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 01/08/2019 up to and including 24/01/2020
Aims
This course will give you basic knowledge of biblical issues in general, and of the three subjects of Old Testament, New Testament, and Jewish Studies in particular.
It will also teach you a number of basic tools for the synchronic reading of texts, using a coherent examples from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Jewish Midrashim.
Content
The course consists of three parts. The first part provides general basic knowledge. You will learn about the canons of the Bible, the topography of the land of the Bible, and its Umwelt. It will also give you a historical overview of the biblical area (c. 2000 BCE - c. 150 CE).

The second part of the course deals with specific issues from the three disciplines of Old Testament, New Testament, and Jewish Studies. The Old Testament part will discuss Torah / Law, prophetism, and wisdom literature. The New Testament part will focus on the synoptic problem, and on synchrony and diachrony. The Jewish Studies part will introduce the general terminology of Halakha, Aggadah, Midrash, Mishnah, and Talmud.

Part three of the course focuses on reading biblical texts. In Old Testament exegesis, you will acquire reading techniques such as defining a pericope and structuring a text. In New Testament exegesis, you will learn about the Wirkungsgeschichte of Old Testament texts in texts from the New Testament era. You will also learn how to use a synopsis and a concordance. Jewish Studies will introduce you to reading various Midrashim. It will familiarize you with Jewish literature and with the Wirkungsgeschichte of biblical texts in the various Jewish genres.
Course available for exchange students
Bachelor level
Timetable information
Bible and Exegesis (Introduction)
Required materials
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Recommended materials
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Tests
Final Result

Midterm (50%)

Essay 50%

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