DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

E-Seminar: Reading and Understanding the Additions to Daniel

E-Seminar: Reading and Understanding the Additions to Daniel

E-seminar in Theology
by John J. Lynch
From 3rd October to 28th November 2022

Course code: SEM81

ECTS Credits: 6

Professor: John J. Lynch

Description 

The Book of Daniel is a complex Old Testament text, with sections written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. In this seminar we will study the Greek additions to Daniel (The Prayer of Azariah, the Song of the Three Young Men, the Story of Susanna, and the Story of Bel and the Dragon). This course will introduce some of the historical and literary backgrounds the Additions and will present students with the opportunity to apply both diachronic and synchronic methods of Biblical Interpretation as we read and attempt to understand the texts together. In this process they will develop a better appreciation of the Book of Daniel as they practice their exegetical and interpretative skills.   

Objectives

  • To learn about the Greek Additions to the Book of Daniel
  • To practice diachronic and synchronic methods of Biblical Interpretation

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  1. To learn about the historical and literary context of the Additions to Daniel
  2. To learn about narrative literary approaches to Scripture
  3. To become familiar with the contents of the Greek Additions to Daniel

Competence

  1. To summarize the theological message of the Additions to Daniel
  2. To apply diachronic and synchronic methods of Biblical Interpretation to set texts
  3. To evaluate another student's interpretation of a set text