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Course module: U20074-B-6
Old Testament: Torah and Prophetic Literature
Course info
Course moduleU20074-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
dr. P.L. Barter
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. A.L.H.M. van Wieringen
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
Registration openfrom 01/12/2019 up to and including 21/08/2020

Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to:

  • produce a guided exegesis of a text from the Torah;
  • make a text-syntactic analysis of a prophetic text;
  • and critically evaluate secondary literature.

The first half of this course concerns the Torah. Each week, we will focus on one or more Torah texts using a specific theme or methodological approach. In this way, you will become more familiar with the Torah and develop your skills in academic biblical exegesis. 

In the second half of the course we will turn to the prophetic literature. We will concern ourselves primarily with Isaiah, zooming in for detailed reading of a text before considering the book as a whole. In this way, we will build a picture of the complexity of prophetic literature, in its formation of both individual texts and biblical books as a whole. We will place a special emphasis on Isaiah 7.1-17 and get to know various methods, including text linguistics, domain analysis, and corpus analysis.


Your skills and knowledge will be assessed in three ways:

  1. Guided exegesis of Genesis 11.1-9 (40% of final grade)
  2. Domain analysis of Isaiah 35 (40% of final grade)
  3. Critical evaluation of secondary literature (20% of final grade)
Contact person
prof. dr. A.L.H.M. van Wieringen
Timetable information
Old Testament: Torah and Prophetic Literature
Required materials
Recommended materials
Assignment (exegesis) (50%)

Final Result

Oral (based on written assignment) (50%)

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