Content

This unit examines the literary structure and themes of the Pentateuch, with a special emphasis on the world from which these five books originate. The unit will address the interpretation of the text, and theological issues, such as covenant, law, grace, land, people of God, Holiness and worship. Students will learn the influence of these books on the rest of the Old Testament and on the Christian Church.

Unit Code: BA2200A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the world of the Pentateuch, including its composition, themes, content, message, and characters

2.

Explain the narrative and legal techniques used in the Pentateuch

3.

Discuss the influence of the Pentateuch on the rest of the Old Testament

4.

Explore the relationship between the theological issues of the Pentateuch and Christian theology

5.

Exegete passages from the books of the Pentateuch

Pedagogy

12 weekly classes with lectures and class discussion

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Quizzes (four Quizzes across the semester Equivalent to 500 words)

13.0

Fortnightly Synopsis (Class based) equivalent to 500 words

12.0

Written Assessment Task Exegetical Essay - 2000 words.

50.0

Final exam - end of semester (1 hour)

25.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-08 12:50:27 +1100