Content

This unit explores the phenomenon of prophecy in Israel during the eighth century BCE. The theology of specific prophets will be considered, including motifs such as covenant, eschatology, law and cult, social justice, election, “the remnant”, and foreign nations. Critical and exegetical tools will be employed to study selected passages in Isaiah, Micah, Amos and Hosea.

Unit Code: BA9792B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate understanding of the overall historical, political, and social framework of the Ancient Near East and the Eighth Century Prophets.

2.

Articulate and compare the major theological themes of the relevant prophets

3.

Assess the relationship between Old Testament covenants, the Torah and the message of the Eighth Century Prophets

4.

Compare and contrast selected prophets’ responses to the religious and socio-cultural contexts of 8th century Israel and Judah

5.

Produce evidence of advanced research and exegetical skills, including methodological considerations

6.

Critically evaluate the mandate to social action with respect to the message of the Eighth Century Prophets

Unit sequence

24 points post-graduate foundational in Biblical Studies, or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, group work, online forums, videos

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Blog

Blog 1,500 words total

20.0
Essay

2,200 word Essay

35.0
Exegetical Essay

3,300 word Exegetical essay

45.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-16 11:00:34 +1000