Content

This unit will examine the phenomenon of Israelite prophecy set in its Ancient Near Eastern context. The historical setting of the message of individual prophets will be considered and their theology examined. Emphasis will be given to texts taken from the prophecies of Amos and Hosea. Also, a selection of texts from Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel will be considered.

Unit Code: BA3300C

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 an advanced understanding of the phenomenon of prophecy in the Ancient Near East

2.

Be cognizant with the historical background of the prophetic period in Israel.

3.

Describe the principal literary forms and modes of expression used in the prophetic literature.

4.

Apply and evaluate a range of standard biblical methodologies used to examine prophetic texts

5.

Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the content, structure and theological themes found in selected prophetic texts

6.

Offer a credible interpretation of prophetic texts for today

Unit sequence

Two Biblical Studies units at second level

Pedagogy

Each three hours consists of two hours of interactive lectures and one hour of report.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Report

3,000-word report

35.0
Written Examination

1-hour written examination

30.0
Report

500-word report

17.0
Report

500-word report

18.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-12 10:24:56 +1100