What is the course about?
This is a short introductory course looking at where translations have failed to convey the whole meaning of the original Biblical Hebrew text, and at some significant bible stories and the commentaries and art that have been inspired by them.
What will we cover?
The Garden of Eden, the Binding of Isaac, the Life of Elijah, Jephthah’s daughter and some artists’ response to it and humorous stories in the bible, including Balaam’s donkey.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- understand the significance of some episodes in the bible
- identify the benefits of learning Biblical Hebrew.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course and does not require any particular skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will involve presentations by the tutor and discussion in class. There will be no work outside of class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Photocopies will be provided by the tutor. Bring pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any other Classical Civilisations course or Biblical Hebrew from September.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details