Content

This unit will introduce the Book of Psalms, and study the formation and development of the Psalter. It will give attention to the various forms of the Psalms, their setting and their functions within the historical experience of Israel. The course also seeks to provide critical knowledge of the theology inherent in the Psalms and explore the relevance, use and functions of the Psalms in today’s context.

Unit Code: BA3020P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate knowledge of the formation and development of the Psalter

2.

Analyse the various types of Psalms: their form, content, settings and functions

3.

Critically engage the Psalms and their varied theological positions

4.

Apply the Psalms and their message to contemporary situations

Unit sequence

15 points of Old Testament Study

Pedagogy

Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Exegesis

2000 word exegetical essay on a Psalm with contextual comments

50.0
Essay

3000 word essay on a theme in the Psalms

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 31 Dec, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-11 14:59:45 +1100