Content

This unit will examine the Old Testament Historical Books (Joshua-Esther) that provide a window to Israel’s history; from the conquest of Canaan to the exile of the Southern kingdom of Judah. The unit will pay specific attention to the ways in which these major events were interpreted by the Deuteronomistic historians. The unit will address how to read and interpret Old Testament historiographical writings today with consideration of Biblical Archeology.

Unit Code: BA8300A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Analyse the message, content, and theology of the OT Historical Books

2.

Apply Hermeneutical principles to biblical historiography

3.

Apply exegetical skills in the interpretation of selected texts from the OT historical books

4.

Critically examine Old Testament texts, with a particular focus on Biblical Archaeology

5.

Articulate the significance of these books for our own time

Pedagogy

The unit will engage students in analysis and theological reflection through the presentation of lectures, readings and engaging discussion. Online students will engage with audio or video lectures and readings and in online forum discussions.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Written Assessment Task (Essay)

15.0
Document Study

Written Assessment Task in online forum or in class

12.5
Document Study

Written Assessment Task in online forum or in class

12.5
Essay

Written Assessment Task (Essay)

35.0
Document Study

Written Assessment Task in online forum or in class

12.5
Document Study

Written Assessment Task in online forum or in class

12.5
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Carolyn Alsen on 26 Apr, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-13 11:23:52 +1000