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Early Jewish Interpretation of Texts - Principles and Techniques

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2514

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

Selected early Jewish and rabbinical texts are studied. We focus on texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Mishnah, Tosefta, Midrashim, and the Babylonian as well as the Palestinian Talmud. Early principles for text interpretation such as pesher, midrash, pardes, florilegia, are in focus which involves analysis of texts in which these text interpretation principles are used. The course provides you with the knowledge and tools needed to carry out a critical study of these texts and guides you in the explanation and analysis of selected pericopes. The course also touches on the importance of knowledge of these principles of interpretation for the understanding of exegesis of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament as well as for Jewish-Christian relations.

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Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson kristina.svensson@lir.gu.se +46 31 786 4519


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

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