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BBCL3601: Daniel and Revelation as Apocalypses

The books of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible and Revelation in the New Testament are the only apocalypses found in any western Bible. In this unit students will apply advanced methods in analysis of biblical texts (literary, thematic, linguistic, and text critical) in order to analyse these texts in the context of the most relevant extra-biblical apocalyptic texts, such as 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.

Code BBCL3601
Academic unit Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Credit points 6
BBCL2603 or BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 or BBCL3602 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 or HBRW2632 or HBRW3601 or HBRW3602 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture
BBCL2006 or BBCL2606

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Analyse the canonical apocalypses Daniel and Revelation in the light of the wider literary genre “apocalypse.”
  • LO2. Discuss and problematize questions of defining a literary genre.
  • LO3. Relate non-canonical compositions to the study of biblical texts.
  • LO4. Conduct independent research relating canonical and non-canonical texts.
  • LO5. Discuss the most important non-canonical apocalypses.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.