This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
- a group of Old Testament texts, selected for their methodological or theological interest, will be studied;
- particular attention will be paid to the method, in order to introduce the students to critical research in biblical exegesis or theology.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||offer a scientifically accurate comment of an Old Testament text, situating its particular contribution in the general topic of the course.|
We will study 2 Kings 18-19, with a look at the parallel section in Isaiah 36-39. These texts will be compared to the other historical sources that are available, and to the relevant archaeological data (including ancient inscriptions).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The method employed in the course is the philological-historical approach, which, in this case, entails : philological analysis, redactional analysis, and historical study.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Continuous assessment :
- Activities in preparation for the classes (to be uploaded on Moodle) and during the classes (active participation required). [30% of final grade]
- Oral presentation of a case study consisting in the confrontation between a biblical text and archaeological data. [30% of final grade]
- Writing a commentary of a passage in 1-2 Kings, according to the philological-historical approach. [40% of final grade]
If a student misses or fails assessment, this will result in one of the two following situations:
- It is possible that the final grade, average of the three grades, still allows the student to validate the course ;
- If not, he will need to write an essay during Q3 (third quadrimester).