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.
Demonstrate an understanding of the overall historical, political, and social framework of the Ancient Near East and the Eighth Century Prophets
Describe the major theological themes of the relevant prophets.
Assess the relationship between Old Testament covenants, the Torah and the message of the Eighth Century Prophets
Outline selected prophets’ responses to religious syncretism in the eighth century
Relate the theological and hermeneutical implications of the Eighth Century Prophets to a contemporary context
30 points Biblical Studies
Lectures, seminars, group work
3000 word essay
2000 word exegetical essay
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