Content

This unit considers selected themes and texts from the Pentateuch, including: issues of authorship and audience, society, geography, theology, genre, literary devices, major themes and contemporary application issues.

Unit Code: BA2106L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Analyse, assess and engage with scholarly debates over understanding the books of the Pentateuch

2.

Identify and articulate major theological themes running through the books of the Pentateuch and throughout the Bible

3.

Research, document and write an exegesis of a selected text from the Pentateuch, giving due weight to historical, literary and theological concerns

4.

Identify different interpretations of texts and present apt and significant contemporary applications based on the analysis of these texts and interpretations

Unit sequence

Old Testament Introduction or equivalent Hebrew 1 and 2 are desirable but not essential.

Pedagogy

This unit employs both flipped classroom approaches and interactive lecture as appropriate, including seminar-style discussion of guided readings, student and instructor-led group analysis of texts, and student presentations.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper

Tutorial paper on a Pentateuchal theme (10–20 minutes) 1500 words

10.0
Essay

Essay on a Pentateuchal theme 1500 words

30.0
Exegesis

Exegesis —Category A (Hebrew) —Category B (non Hebrew)

3000 words

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 16:27:18 +1100