Content

This unit explores the phenomenon of prophecy in Israel during the eighth century BCE. The theology of specific prophets will be considered, including motifs such as covenant, eschatology, law and cult, social justice, election, “the remnant”, and foreign nations. Critical and exegetical tools will be employed to study selected passages in Isaiah, Micah, Amos and Hosea.

Unit Code: BA3392B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catherine Booth College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate an understanding of the overall historical, political, and social framework of the Ancient Near East and the Eighth Century Prophets

2.

Describe the major theological themes of the relevant prophets.

3.

Assess the relationship between Old Testament covenants, the Torah and the message of the Eighth Century Prophets

4.

Outline selected prophets’ responses to religious syncretism in the eighth century

5.

Relate the theological and hermeneutical implications of the Eighth Century Prophets to a contemporary context

Unit sequence

30 points Biblical Studies

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, group work

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

3000 word essay

60.0
Exegesis

2000 word exegetical essay

40.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-12 11:47:28 +1100