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B2 Supervisions: Essay titles and reading lists

Essay 1             Set Texts: 2 Kings 17-25 and Lamentations

Essay Title: What do these texts reveal about the memories which played a part in responses to the fall of Jerusalem in 587/6 BCE?

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Essay 2             Set Texts:  Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings

Essay Title: What kind(s) of hope do the author(s) of the so-called “Deuteronomistic History” (Joshua- 2 Kings) hold out for Judah?  What does their perspective have in common with the book of Deuteronomy?

Reading List

Essay 3             Set Text: Exilic Psalms (44, 51, 74, 79, 85, 89, 98, 102, 137)

Essay Title: How were the genres and traditions of older psalmodic worship reused in the sixth century to express responses to exile and restoration?

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Essay 4             Set Texts: Proverbs 1­–9 and Job

Essay Title: Are Proverbs 1–9 and Job from the same “Wisdom” movement?

Reading List

Essay 5             Set Text: Ezekiel

Essay Title: What contribution is made to Ezekiel’s message by his priestly background, his prophetic ‘experiences’ and his situation as an exile?

Reading List

Essay 6            Set Text: Isaiah 40-55

Essay Title: What distinctive message is offered to the exiles in Isa 40-55?

Reading List

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