Content

This unit is an introduction to the literature of the Old Testament. It examines matters of canon and translation, the forms of Old Testament literature, historical and theological issues. Texts discussed will deal with creation, flood, law, covenant, kingship, exodus, exile, prophecy, monotheism, divine compassion and justice. The diversity of form and theology within the Old Testament will be stressed and attention given to the relation of interpretation to faith in this context. Students are introduced to the exegesis of Old Testament texts.

Unit Code: BA0109T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Diploma

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the main historical, cultural, and theological features of the Old Testament world

2.

Locate and use appropriate resources for biblical studies in the library and on the internet

3.

Situate a particular text within its theological and literary setting, utilizing secondary resources

4.

Exegete a biblical text using primary and secondary resources

Pedagogy

Lectures, readings, tutorials (or online discussion forums), comprehension quizzes, and peer review activities

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Quiz - equivalent of 250 words

10.0

Quiz - equivalent of 250 words

10.0

Exegetical essay of 1000 words

30.0

Forum - equivalent of 500 words.

20.0

Exam - equivalent 1000 words

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-06 12:21:48 +1100