Content

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.

Unit Code: BA3206L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Analyse, assess and engage with scholarly debates over understanding the books of the Pentateuch

2.

Identify and articulate major theological themes running through the books of the Pentateuch and throughout the Bible

3.

Research, document and write an exegesis of a selected text from the Pentateuch, giving due weight to historical, literary and theological concerns

4.

Identify different interpretations of texts and present apt and significant contemporary applications based on the analysis of these texts and interpretations

5.

Articulate a key theological message of a pericope in the Pentateuch and defend and demonstrate it through rigorous exegetical analysis

Unit sequence

At least 36 points in the discipline of Old Testament Hebrew 1 and 2 are desirable but not essential

Pedagogy

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.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Tutorial Paper

Part A: Tutorial paper on a Pentateuchal theme (10–20 minutes)

Part B: Essay on a Pentateuchal theme (due 80%)

40.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical essay 3500 words —Category A (Hebrew) —Category B (non Hebrew) Exegetical essay on selected text from the Pentateuch

60.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 16:27:37 +1100