Content

This unit introduces students to the history and literature of the Old Testament. A wide range of OT texts will be read to situate and examine biblical themes such as creation, flood, law, covenant, temple, worship, exodus, kingship, prophecy, exile, ethics, and the divine-human interaction. Students will also examine issues of genre, source, canonization and translation in order to critically assess and interpret the Old Testament.

Unit Code: BA8009T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the broad historical, cultural, religious, and theological world of Old Testament texts including an awareness of key figures and dates

2.

Situate a particular text within the history, literature, and theology of the Old Testament

3.

Demonstrate an awareness of critical skills and tools for exegesis, including relevant reference tools and resources

4.

Research, write and reference an exegetical essay using primary and secondary resources

5.

Identify different interpretations of biblical texts and the assumptions and strategies involved

6.

Construct an argument for interpretation based on a close analysis of the text using the critical skills required and in conversation with other interpretations

Pedagogy

Lectures, webinar tutorials, multiple choice quizzes, discussion forums

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Quiz (equivalent to 500)

10.0

Quiz (equivalent to 500)

10.0

Exegetical Essay (2000 words)

30.0

Forum (equivalent to 500 words)

10.0

Written Examination (equivalent to 2500 words)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-13 12:05:57 +1100