Content

This unit introduces students to the literature, historical background and theology of the Old Testament. Students will learn to use basic tools and approaches for biblical studies, focusing on reading the biblical text as literature, with its historical context in mind and with a goal of discerning its theological message. Attention will be given to key Old Testament themes including creation, fall, exodus and exile. Along the way the unit will challenge the learners to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Old Testament and its place within the biblical canon as well as its role in Christian faith and life. Students will also consider the implications of their learning for Christian ministry contexts.

Unit Code: BS1201L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Biblical Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Interpret the theological message of Old Testament texts by reading them as literature and with their historical context in mind

2.

Explain how consideration of the place of Old Testament texts within the whole biblical canon affects interpretation of them

3.

Discuss key Old Testament themes and apply them to ministry contexts

Unit sequence

Prohibited combinations: BA1001L Bible Introduction 1 BS1003L Exploring the Bible

Pedagogy

Face-to-face

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

1000 word appraisal of a Bible study resource such as a DVD

20.0
Essay

1250 word integrative response to a topic developed from insights produced through a journaling process

30.0
Essay

1750 word essay

50.0
Approvals

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 14:58:48 +1100