Hebrew Bible and its Reception

Course description Hebrew Bible and its Reception
Year: 2010-2011
Catalog number: 59645125Y
Teacher(s):
  • Prof. dr. A. van der Kooij
Language: English
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 5.0
Level: 500
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

In addition to the general rules set out for admission, students are expected to have a good knowledge of Biblical Hebrew, Old Testament exegesis, and Koine Greek.

Description

The Greek version of the book of Isaiah is an exciting part of the Septuagint produced in the second century BC because compared to the Hebrew text (MT and Qumran) it is characterized by remarkable divergencies. The course will focus its attention to a special feature of LXX Isaiah, i.e., the way a number of comparisons have been rendered by modifying the parent text. Several passages will be discussed from two angels, first, by analyzing the relationship between Hebrew and Greek (including the issue of the Hebrew text used by the translator) and secondly, by reading the Greek text as it stands. In some cases, the Greek version will be compared with the Aramaic version (Targum) of Isaiah.

Course objectives

See the description.

Timetable

See timetable Master Religious Studies

Mode of instruction

Seminar (lecture elements, and presentation of short papers, with discussion)

Assessment method

An essay in case one wants to add 5 ECTS extra.

Blackboard

Reading list

To be announced.

Registration

Via uSis.
Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.

Contact information

Prof. A. van der Kooij

Remarks

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