Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew

Semester 2 2020 unit of study availability

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Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew

Honours

Honours in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours Seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours Thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

BBCL4113 Rebels in the Desert - Reading Numbers

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 6000wd research essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit the students will examine key stories in the book of Numbers by applying linguistic proficiencies and exegetical tools they have obtained in their earlier undergraduate studies. Students will receive training in historical and philological methods of critical reading that will develop an advanced understanding of the ancient scribes' intentions and thoughts as well as the writing's circumstances. Students will also study selected important scholarly trends in the classical and contemporary research on the book.
BBCL4114 Texts and Languages of Daniel

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 6000wd research essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to advanced textual analysis of the Book of Daniel. Students will increase their knowledge of varieties of Hebrew by studying the Hebrew portions of the book and will be introduced to Aramaic by studying the Aramaic portions. For all sections they will engage in high level text critical analysis of the multiple ancient witnesses to the book. The detailed work on linguistic and textual issues will contribute to an informed discussion of the major ideas of the book.

Honours thesis units of study

BBCL4111 Biblical Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Biblical Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarise yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
BBCL4112 Biblical Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in Biblical Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Biblical Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.