To enable students to acquire a close knowledge of the Hebrew text of Psalms 1, 2, 8, 45–48, and 96, in preparation for optional Hebrew ‘gobbets’ on paper 1 ‘God and Israel in the Old Testament’.
a) Students who complete this course will have acquired a close knowledge of the Hebrew text of Psalms 1, 2, 8, 45–48, and 96.
b) They will be able to translate these chapters into English.
c) They will have begun to equip themselves to make appropriate comments on the text (linguistic, literary, historical and theological).
This is a text class. Those attending will be expected to prepare the assigned portion of text in advance and to take a turn in translating in class. Participants should bring a copy of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.
The topics of the sessions will be as follows:
- Psalm 1
- Psalm 2
- Psalm 8
- Psalm 45
- Psalm 46
- Psalm 47
- Psalm 48
- Psalm 96