Content

This unit aims to introduce students to the diversity of Old Testament traditions; develop a familiarity with exegetical tools and methods; explore selected theological themes – especially creation, covenant, law, leadership, suffering and ethnicity.

Unit Code: BA8701W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the historical and social worlds of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible

2.

Demonstrate a working familiarity with a range of interpretive approaches to the Hebrew Bible

3.

Effectively use the tools for biblical interpretation: dictionaries, commentaries, journals, monographs along with primary sources

4.

Support theological applications of the Hebrew Bible to our current context

5.

Undertake postgraduate-level research into the Hebrew Bible, and demonstrate this by writing an exegetical paper using appropriate methods and skills

Pedagogy

Lectures, activities, online tutorial discussion

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2,500 word essay

45.0

2,500 word exegesis

45.0

1,000 words of online participation, critically responding to set readings

10.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-13 14:00:23 +1100