This unit provides an opportunity for students to study a corpus of material that embraces much of the history of prophecy in Israel. The unit will comprise: an introduction to the twelve so-called ‘minor prophets’, an analysis of the books of Hosea, Amos, Micah, Jonah and Zechariah from the twelve Prophets; and an examination of the hypothesis that the twelve constitute a book of prophecy. Students will undertake detailed exegesis of passages selected from the books listed above.

Unit Code: BA9017Y

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


Demonstrate a critical grasp of the historical, literary and theological issues associated with the Books of the Twelve Prophets and their interpretation


Demonstrate a critical knowledge of key theological themes in these prophetic books


Analyse in a critical manner selected passages from these prophetic books


Make critical use of secondary sources


Discuss in an critical manner the issue of the continuing relevance of these prophetic books


Research and critically assess passages or themes from these prophetic books in a rigorous and self-directed manner

Unit sequence

BA8000Y and BN8000Y


Lectures, Tutorials


Name Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

2000 word exegetical paper

0 35.0

4000 word essay

0 65.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 13:04:46 +1100