Old Testament

lreli1261  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Old Testament
5.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2022-2023 !

Main themes
To achieve its objectives, the course will cover the following topics: exegesis of selected texts according to their theological or cultural importance and varying as much as possible the literary genres (myths, narratives, laws, prophetic oracles, psalms, Wisdom texts). Care will be taken to give a sufficiently broad sample of the main exegetical methods (narratology, rhetoric, socio-historical, poetic). As far as possible, texts centered on one or two major theological themes (covenant, election, law, worship ...) will be chosen. The formation will be supplemented by a reading portfolio.
Learning outcomes

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

1 - recognize the great literary genres of the Hebrew Bible;
2 - situate the main methods and their own impact;
3 - to uncover the theological significance of a biblical text from rigorous exegesis.
A selective reading of texts from the three parts of the Old Testament (Pentateuch and Historical Books, Psalms and Wisdom literature, Prophetic literature), allowing an appreciation of the different literary genres that constitute it.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Written exam
H. Ausloos & B. Lemmelijn, La Bible et la vie. Réponses bibliques aux questions d'aujourd'hui (Le livre et le rouleau, 48), Namur – Paris: Lessius, 2016.
Teaching materials
  • La Bible (Ancien et Nouveau Testament)
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Certificat universitaire en théologie (fondements)

Certificat universitaire en études bibliques

Minor in Christian Theology

Certificat universitaire en sciences des religions

Bachelor in religious studies