Units of Study

NB: In Semester 1 this year, Dr John Dickson is lecturing for BBCL2609 - Historical Jesus to Written Gospels.

BBCL2607 - Biblical Poetic Books

Semester 1, 2013  |  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.


1x1200wd tutorial report (35%) 1x3300wd essay (65%)


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


BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1112 or HBRW2632


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm










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