Content

This unit is based on an examination of the “Former Prophets” or “Historical Books” (Joshua–2 Kings) as a key representative of historiography in the Old Testament. It will involve a consideration of the hypothesis of a Deuteronomistic History, identified in Deuteronomy–2 Kings. The other key representative of Old Testament historiography (1 and 2 Chronicles) will also be examined, especially where it parallels texts in the Former Prophets. The unit will consider Israelite and Ancient Near Eastern notions of history and examine contemporary issues, problems and methods associated with the interpretation of such literature.

Unit Code: BA3200C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate fundamental exegetical and research skills required for the study of the Historical Literature

2.

Demonstrate a knowledge of the critical issues associated with contemporary study of the Historical Literature.

3.

Construct and present a critical exegesis of a text within the Historical Literature.

4.

Research and write a critical essay on an aspect of the Historical Literature.

5.

Demonstrate broad knowledge of relevant background material to the Historical Literature and an ability to assess it critically

6.

Integrate their advanced exegetical skills in the interpretation of biblical texts.

Unit sequence

Two Biblical Studies units at second level

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials and class discussion

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Exegesis

1,000-word exegesis

20.0
Essay

3,000-word essay

60.0
Written Examination

1-hour written examination

20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-12 10:03:09 +1100