Content

This unit examines the literary structure and themes of the Pentateuch, with a special emphasis on the world from which these five books originate. The unit will address interpretation of the text, and theological issues, such as covenant, law, grace, land, people of God, Holiness and worship. Students will learn the influence of these books on the rest of the Old Testament and on the Christian Church.

Unit Code: BA9200A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the world of the Pentateuch, including its composition, themes, content, message, and characters

2.

Explain the narrative and legal techniques used in the Pentateuch

3.

Discuss the influence of the Pentateuch on the rest of the Old Testament

4.

Integrate perspectives from the Pentateuch into biblical interpretation and Christian thinking

5.

Exegete passages from the books of the Pentateuch

Pedagogy

12 weekly classes with lectures and class discussion

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

Quizzes (four Quizzes across the semester Equivalent to 500 words)

10.0
Essay

Presentation Fortnightly Synopsis (Class based) equivalent to 500 words

10.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay - 3000 words.

50.0
Written Examination

Final exam - end of semester (2 hours)

30.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-14 12:23:25 +1100