Research seminar : Old Testament exegesis

ltheo2911  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Research seminar : Old Testament exegesis
5.00 credits
30.0 h

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

Main themes
In order to achieve this end, the students will - study some texts selected in the Old Testament in accordance with a methodological problem or a thematic question; - learn to practice, individually and collectively, an accurate exegetical method; - use in that work the specialised exegetical tools.
Learning outcomes

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

1 - master the main procedures of biblical exegesis and apply them in studying a text from the Old Testament ;
2 - use specialised exegetical tools (bibliographical works, manual and electronic concordances, encyclopaedic and theological dictionaries) ;
3 - communicate clearly and highlight the results of his/her research.
Researches on the text of the First Book of Kings
During this course, we will examine texts from First Kings from the point of textual criticism, in connection with the preparation of a critical edition of the Hebrew text (HBCE edition).
Teaching methods
Regular and active participation is required of all the students, including preparation work and presentation(s).
Evaluation methods
Evaluation on the basis of the regular participation during the classes (40% of the final grade) and of an oral presentation (60% of the final grade).
The evaluation in Q3 will be different: it will be based on a written assignment.
Ronald Hendel, Steps to a New Edition of the Hebrew Bible, Atlanta, SBL, 2016.
Further bibliography is available on Moodle.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Theology

Master [120] in Biblical Studies