Content

As an introduction to the world and literature of the Bible, this unit offers an overview of the historical, cultural, social, and literary contexts of the literature of the Old and New Testaments. The student will be introduced to topics such as the history of Israel, religion, cult and Temple, the Torah, prophecy and wisdom, Gospel and Church, and the Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds of the New Testament. The unit will also examine thematic and theological links between the Old and New Testaments. Topics will be illustrated by specific texts taken from both Testaments.

Unit Code: BS1001C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify the literary structure of the Bible, its narrative story line, key persons and events, and the theological links between the Old and New Testaments.

2.

Describe central concepts, institutions, and types of literature associated with ancient Israel.

3.

Differentiate essential religious and literary aspects of the Jewish (Second Temple) and Greco-Roman worlds from which the New Testament literature emerged

4.

Use biblical commentaries and dictionaries to analyse theological concepts, persons, and historical events related to both Testaments.

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, interactive class work

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

500 word paper

10.0

1,000 word essay

30.0

1,000 word essay

30.0

1 hour written examination

30.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-21 10:09:54 +1100