Units of Study

BBCL2607 - Biblical Poetic Books

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ari Lobel


This unit examines the Biblical Poetic Books such as Psalms, the Song of Songs and Lamentations. The main focus of the course is on how the literary conventions of the genre of Hebrew poetry are used by the poets to set out the theological and philosophical concepts the texts are designed to express. These literary conventions will be studied in the light of other Ancient Near Eastern literature of a similar genre.


1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1xtutorial presentation and 1000wd paper (25%), 1x1.5hr exam (equivalent to 1500wds) (35%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


BBCL1001 or BBCL1002

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