Content

This unit offers an Introduction to the literature of the Old Testament, and a study of the history and geography of biblical Israel. The topics covered include: manuscripts of the Holy Bible, development of the Old Testament Canon, and translation. Students will be introduced to the study of the Old Testament, and its different genres, comparing modern and patristic methodologies of interpreting the Old Testament. Students will study an overview of all books of the Old Testament.

Unit Code: BA8109A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify of the contents of the Old Testament and its various genres

2.

Evaluate the importance of the study of the Old Testament, the origins of its writings and how the books of the Old Testament were adopted by the church

3.

Explain the basic historical, geographical and cultural backgrounds of the ancient world of the bible

4.

Apply exegetical methodology to a selected passage from the Old Testament

Pedagogy

Six fortnightly sessions, comprising guided reading from the set texts, additional reading resources and some notes, together with an online tutorial. Students will be expected to contribute to the discussions in each session.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Written Assessment Task – Quizzes 500 equiv

10.0

Written Assessment Task – Synopsis 500 equiv

10.0

Written Assessment Task – Essay 2000 words

30.0

Written Assessment Task – Essay or Exam 3000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 12:38:59 +1100