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Research Proposal in the Old Testament - HPOTS81

Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To introduce students to research done in the field of Old Testament since the end of the nineteenth century. They will be familiarized with the scientific method and three paradigms in the study of the Old Testament: (1) the confessional paradigm, (2) the historical-critical paradigm, and (3) the modern literary paradigm. Some of the outcomes of research done within the different paradigms will be scrutinized, discussed and criticized. The module will enable students to understand the research being done by leading Old Testament scholars, and to adjudicate scholarly articles and assess whether the author used sound scholarly practices.