Content

This course will undertake a study of Wisdom Literature. Specific texts will be studied from historical critical and literary perspectives. The unit studies two books from Wisdom Literature: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (Qoholeth), Daniel and Job.

Unit Code: BA9012Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a knowledge of the structure and composition of the chosen books

2.

Analyse and explain the significance of literary forms

3.

Identify distinctive theological themes that emerge

4.

Evaluate the similarities and differences in the way that wisdom is depicted

5.

Critically discuss the issue of the continuing relevance of Wisdom Literature

6.

Demonstrate appropriate skills in critical biblical interpretation.

Unit sequence

Successful completion of BA 8000Y or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, discussions

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

3000 word exegetical paper

35.0

4500 word major essay

65.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 14:16:54 +1100