Old Testament Exegesis I (narrative literature)

ltheo2211  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Old Testament Exegesis I (narrative literature)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Luciani Didier; SOMEBODY;
Main themes
In order to achieve this end,
- some significant text from Old Testament narrative literature will be studied, with an explanation of the exegetical method and an illustration of the interest of exegetical basic tools;
- some scientific literature about the texts will be read;
- anthropological and theological aspects of the analysed texts will be developed, and their particular contribution in the context of biblical thought enlightened.

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

1 - understand the main procedures of biblical exegesis and apply them on a narrative text of the Old Testament ;
2 - situate the anthropological and theological contribution of significant texts of the Old Testament narrative literature ;
3 - understand and criticise scientific works in Old Testament exegesis.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Les étudiant(e)s qui souhaitent élargir leur approche de la méthode trouveront de quoi le faire avec les quelques ouvrages que voici :
Shimon Bar-Efrat, Narrative Art in the Hebrew Bible, Sheffield, 1989 (original hébreu 1979).
Robert Alter, L'art du récit biblique (Le livre et le rouleau 4), Bruxelles, 1999 (original anglais 1981).
Yairah Amit, Reading Biblical Narratives. Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible, Minneapolis, 2001.
Jan P. Fokkelman, Comment lire le récit biblique. Une introduction pratique (Le livre et le rouleau 13), Bruxelles, 2002 (original néerlandais 1995).
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Theology

Master [120] in Biblical Studies

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Theology