Scribes, Manuscripts and Translations of the Hebrew Bible
Instructor 1: Metso, Sarianna
Course Code: 
SMB5071HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This course focuses on text-critical study of the Hebrew Bible, providing an introduction to the manuscript evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Septuagint, the Masoretic text and the Samaritan Pentateuch, as well as from other ancient sources. Issues pertaining to paleography, orthography and manuscript production are discussed, as well as processes of textual composition and development, and techniques used by ancient translators (Greek, Latin, etc.). Of particular interest is the state of the scriptural text leading to the time of canonization in the first or second century CE. Students are taught and encouraged to integrate text-critical study as a solid basis for any area of research specialization.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2021
Fall 2016
Start Time: 
12:00
End Time: 
14:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Additional Notes: 
Additional Evaluation: Case Study
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Summative Paper