In the bachelor, you learned how to make an exegesis of an pericope. For that purpose, you obtained various tools and have been introduced to several approaches. In this master course, you will participate in the research work of your lecturer. You will learn how to deal with biblical texts in a professional way, not doing the components of your exegetical work one by one, but, as it were, handling them all together. To reach this level, attention will largely be paid to text-syntax as the basis of exegesis.
At present, your lecturer is doing research work into the bilble book of Amos, focused on the question as to the implied reader's position in the text. During the course, we will study at least one, and probably more, passages of the book Amos. We will start with Amos 7:10-17.
This course expects an independent and active attitude towards Old Testament exegesis. You will make papers to deal with sub-questions, which you will present to your fellow-students.
- We will start with making a full text-syntactic schema, in which all connections between the clauses of the text are indicated. Textcritical observations may be important in this stage of our exegesis.
- Based on the text-syntactic structure, text-semantic questions can be asked. The combination of text-syntax and text-semantics form the possibility as to the research question regarding the implied reader.
This Amos-course will be taught in English.
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- K. Elliger, W. Rudolph (eds.), Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, Stuttgart (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft), 1966-1977.
- literature on specific items you will focus on while exegeting the Amos text.