Content

This unit introduces students to the history and literature of the Old Testament. A wide range of OT texts will be read to situate and examine biblical themes such as creation, flood, law, covenant, temple, worship, exodus, kingship, prophecy, exile, ethics, and the divine-human interaction. Students will also examine issues of genre, source, canonization and translation in order to critically assess and interpret the Old Testament.

Unit Code: BA1009T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the broad historical, cultural, religious, and theological world of Old Testament texts including an awareness of key figures and dates

2.

Situate a particular text within the history, literature, and theology of the Old Testament

3.

Demonstrate an awareness of critical skills and tools for exegesis, including relevant reference tools and resources

4.

Research, write and reference an exegetical essay using primary and secondary resources

5.

Construct an argument for interpretation based on a close analysis of the text using the critical skills required

Pedagogy

Lectures, webinar tutorials, multiple choice quizzes

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Short Quiz

10.0
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Short Quiz

10.0
Exegesis

Exegesis paper (1500 words)

30.0
Forum

Weekly discussion forum

10.0
Written Examination

2 hour final exam (2000 words equivalency

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-06 14:37:00 +1100