This unit will commence with an overview of the book of Jeremiah and then focus on a selection of what are regarded as key passages. It will examine the various hypotheses about the relationship between the historical Jeremiah and the book that bears his name, as well as the differences between the Hebrew Masoretic Text (MT) and the Greek Septuagint (LXX). It will also reflect on themes in the book such as true and false prophecy, the relationship between prophetic word and sign, and the dual role of the prophet as God’s messenger to the people and intercessor for the people.
Unit code: BA2019Y
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Old Testament
Proposing College: Yarra Theological UnionShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate knowledge of the central debates about the relationship between the historical Jeremiah and the book that bears his name
Identify and discuss key themes within the book of Jeremiah
Show evidence of the integration of key skills in the interpretation of biblical texts
Demonstrate the use of secondary literature, electronic databases and other scholarly literature in academic research
Relate the theology of the book of Jeremiah to other prophetic literature in the Old Testament
Pre-requisite: BA 1000Y and BN1000Y, or equivalent.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 11 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:49 +1000