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.
Describe the world of the Pentateuch, including its composition, themes, content, message, and characters
Explain the narrative and legal techniques used in the Pentateuch
Discuss the influence of the Pentateuch on the rest of the Old Testament
Integrate perspectives from the Pentateuch into biblical interpretation and Christian thinking
Exegete passages from the books of the Pentateuch
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.
|Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests||
Quizzes (four Quizzes across the semester Equivalent to 500 words)
Participation in online discussion (Equivalent to 500 words)
Essay - 2000 words
Exegetical Essay – 3000 words
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