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: BA9209A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

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

Six fortnightly sessions, comprising guided reading from the set texts, additional reading resources and some notes, together with an online tutorial. Students will be expected to contribute to the discussions in each session.

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests

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

10.0
Essay

Participation in online discussion (Equivalent to 500 words)

10.0
Essay

Essay - 2000 words

30.0
Exegetical Essay

Exegetical Essay – 3000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-14 13:12:23 +1100