Content

This unit studies Jewish Apocalyptic Literature that provides important background for concepts found in New Testament writings. The unit focusses on the books of Daniel and 1 Enoch. It examines the historical context of the authors and how it relates to their key themes such as the origin of evil; demons and angels; the calendar; the notion that history is moving towards an end; that a Messiah will appear; that the wicked will be destroyed and the righteous rewarded, post-mortem if necessary.

Unit Code: BA3020Y

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 familiarity with the views of scholars as to the origins and characteristics of apocalyptic literature

2.

Explain how the major themes that appear in 1 Enoch, Daniel and other texts relate to the political, social, economic and religious worlds of their time

3.

Exegete passages from apocalyptic texts with the aid of scholarly commentaries

4.

Exegete passages from apocalyptic texts with the aid of scholarly commentaries

5.

Analyse the sources upon which the apocalyptic writers drew and the interpretive tools they used in the construction of their works

Unit sequence

One Level 1 biblical unit

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1000 word exegetical essay

20.0

1000 word exegetical essays

20.0

2,500 word essay

60.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-11 15:09:59 +1100