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Manuscripts and Textual Criticism in Biblical Studies

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2511
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Autumn 2020
50% Day Distance
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Comments: Course literature is not provided online. Students are expected either to purchase or to borrow course texts before the course begins. Online teaching occurs at fixed times during the day. Students are expected to connect to the teaching during these times.
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course offers an introduction to manuscripts and other textual witnesses of the biblical tradition, to canonised as well as apocrypha, and other non-canonised texts in their original language. The student will be familiar with with individual manuscripts in facsimile as well as critical editions, while studying the principles behind the text editions. The student is also trained in applying basic text-critical principles to selected texts. During the course, the student will problematise original text, autograph, copies, and canonical textform in relation to the diversity and fluidity that is visible in biblical text traditions.

Important information 2020-03-16 to applicants to the campus alternative regarding the corona pandemic : if teaching and examination on campus cannot be carried out in autumn 2020, the course will be given online instead.

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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. Furthermore, knowledge corresponding to English A/English 5 and 15 credits in either Old Testament Hebrew or New Testament Greek is 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: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 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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