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.
Analyse, assess and engage with scholarly debates over understanding the books of the Pentateuch
Identify and articulate major theological themes running through the books of the Pentateuch and throughout the Bible
Research, document and write an exegesis of a selected text from the Pentateuch, giving due weight to historical, literary and theological concerns
Identify different interpretations of texts and present apt and significant contemporary applications based on the analysis of these texts and interpretations
Articulate a key theological message of a pericope in the Pentateuch and defend and demonstrate it through rigorous exegetical analysis
At least 36 points in the discipline of Old Testament Hebrew 1 and 2 are desirable but not essential
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.
Tutorial paper on a Pentateuchal theme (10–20 minutes) 1500 words
Essay on a Pentateuchal theme 1500 words
Exegetical essay —Category A (Hebrew) —Category B (non Hebrew) Exegetical essay on selected text from the Pentateuch 3500 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 16:28:04 +1100