Content

This unit will cover the history of the study of the Psalms and contemporary interpretative concerns, including poetics and the shape of the Psalter. It will also cover the ongoing role of the Psalms in nurturing the human spirit.

Unit Code: BA3011Y

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a knowledge of the various genres found in the Psalter and the contribution of poetics to the study of Psalms

2.

Show understanding of the various ways the Psalms have been interpreted over more than 2000 years

3.

Apply both diachronic and synchronic methods to the study of specific Psalms

4.

Describe the shape of the Psalter and its impact on the meaning of the Psalms

5.

Demonstrate awareness of the influence of the Psalms in Jewish and Christian religious and spiritual life throughout the ages and today

Unit sequence

At least 15 points OT at 2nd level

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, discussions

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1500 word exegetical paper

35.0

1500 word exegetical paper

65.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-11 13:35:56 +1100