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The Prophets - Form, Intertextuality, and Reception

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2516
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 25 March 2020
2 Closed GU-24877
Spring 2020
50% Distance
Period: 20 January 2020 - 25 March 2020
2 Closed GU-24878
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course involves textual analyzes of prophetic texts, as well as prophetic sections in other genres in the Hebrew Bible, all from the Masoretic text. You get to deepen your knowledge on central themes and linguistic characteristics in prophetic texts in the Hebrew Bible, the life and callings of prophets, male and female prophets, and their function (s). The course also includes the study of prophecy as a phenomenon in the Ancient Near East, as well as an orientation in the history of interpretation of the prophetic literature with an outlook on NT, church fathers and Jewish interpretation history. The course includes reading relevant texts from the Ancient Near East and commentary literature.

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Requirements 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.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson +46 31 786 4519


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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