This unit is a continuation course building on the skills learned in the unit AL8011W Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, although it will also cover exegetical issues. Students will extend their understanding of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, while reading through the book of Ruth in Hebrew. As students are reading Ruth, they will be guided through issues of translation, interpretation, and exegesis.
Explain elements of Hebrew grammar, syntax and vocabulary
Translate and exegete selected passages from the book of Ruth
Work from the Hebrew text by utilising aids for translation and exegesis including: lexicons, concordances, parsing guides and commentaries
Evaluate exegetical methods for studying the book of Ruth including: textual criticism, historical dating, source criticism, and, particularly, literary criticism
Outline elements of the theology of the book of Ruth
Analyse the distinctive content of the book of Ruth when considered in the wider context of the Hebrew Bible.
AL8011W Biblical Hebrew or equivalent
Classroom based lectures, tutorials, exercises
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Weekly tests – equivalent to 2000 words
One exegetical paper- 2,000 words
One two hour examination
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-30 15:52:47 +1100