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Qumran and the New Material Philology - Text and Material Context

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24872
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24880
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

About

The course gives an overview of the Qumran literature.  A selcetion of -
for the Qumran movement - central works, are analyzed in respect to
genre, historical context and theology. Intertextual aspects are raised.
The manuscripts are analyzed using facsimiles and transcriptions of
original manuscripts. The outline of the text, the scribal markings,
corrections, broken units, and marginal glosses, are analyzed as aspects
of text. The student is trained in paying attention to the theoretical
and methodological differences that exist between traditional philology
and new material philology in the evaluation and interpretation of
ancient manuscripts. The course includes a study of scribal techniques,
with a special focus on the Qumran literature. The course provides
skills in Qumran Hebrew and in the reading of unvocalized Hebrew text.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in some main field of study where it is included a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Qualified are also those that have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 5/English A or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS. 15 HEC in biblical Hebrew is also required.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.