Biblical Poetic Books (BBCL2607)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x1500wd Tutorial report (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(BBCL1001 or BBCL1002) or (RLST1002 and RLST1005) or (HBRW1112 or HBRW2632)

Prohibitions

BBCL2003

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.