This unit will engage in a critical study of the prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It will examine the prophetic writings against their varied historical, social, political and religious contexts, and will also explore critical issues associated with their interpretation. The unit examines the major theological and ethical themes of the prophetic writings and critically evaluates their contemporary relevance. Special attention is given to a select collection of prophetic texts. The course aims to develop exegetical and interpretive confidence through the critical and creative application of varied methods of analysis to a range of prophetic texts.
Demonstrate an understanding of the distinctive writings of the biblical prophets from the pre-exilic, exilic and post-exilic periods
Demonstrate an understanding of critical issues associated with the interpretation of prophetic literature
Discuss the contextual nature of prophecy in the social, political and religious life of Israel
Discuss major theological and ethical themes in the prophetic literature and critically evaluate their contemporary relevance.
15 Points of Biblical Studies
Lectures; Exercises; Seminars; Tutorials;
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Exegetical Essay – 2000 Words
Structural Analysis of a Prophetic Book – 1000 Words
Essay exploring a theme in one of the Minor Prophets – 2000 Words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014
Unit record last updated: 2020-11-04 14:13:37 +1100