Content

This unit is an introduction to the diversity of the texts and traditions of the Hebrew Bible. The unit will explore different historical, geographical, literary and traditional contexts of the Hebrew Bible through a detailed exploration of specific texts; introduce modern schools of study, as well as history of research into the Hebrew Bible; and enable students to develop a familiarity with exegetical tools and methods, using problem-based learning.

Unit Code: BA1001S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the historical and social world of the Hebrew Bible

2.

Demonstrate a working familiarity with a range of interpretive approaches to the Hebrew Bible

3.

Effectively use the tools for biblical interpretation: lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, journals, monographs and primary sources

4.

Develop and summarize an awareness of and appreciation for the history of Hebrew Bible research and a variety of interpretive approaches current in biblical scholarship

5.

Apply theological and hermeneutical applications of the Hebrew Bible to their current context

Pedagogy

Classroom – rotating lecture/ discussion/ group work

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1,500 word essay

40.0

500 word critical reflection on set reading

10.0

1750 word exegetical essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-06 13:46:13 +1100