History of biblical exegesis

ltheo2432  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

History of biblical exegesis
4.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

Main themes
In order to achieve this end :
- an ancient biblical commentary (from the Antiquity to the 18th century) will be studied;
- it will be compared to other commentaries on the same biblical passage;
- attention will be paid to the type(s) of biblical texts used in the ancient commentary.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 - read a ancient biblical commentary and understand the approach of the author ;
2 - situate this approach in the history of biblical interpretation;
3 - perceive clearly the importance of it for the exegesis of today.
This year, a historical overview of the different exegetical methods will be given, exemplified by the successive commentaries on the pericope of the Resurrection of Lazarus (Jn 11).
Evaluation methods
A review of an exegetical commentary must be submitted on Moodle (dates and conditions on the site)
Teaching materials
  • Support de cours sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Biblical Studies

Master [120] in Theology