Units of Study

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

BBCL2608 - Biblical Wisdom Literature

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ari Lobel

Description

This unit focuses on the Biblical Wisdom books such as Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. The main focus of the course is on the literary, philosophical and religious aspects of the texts. Issues addressed will include whether the books present a dialectic of orthodoxy (Proverbs) versus challenges to that orthodoxy (Ecclesiastes and Job). Additionally, the unit will explore the relationship between the core Biblical Wisdom books and other literature of similar genre, such as Ben Sira and various writings from Qumran.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

BBCL1001 or BBCL1002

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