This unit will consider selected themes and texts from the Pentateuch, including: issues of authorship and audience, society, geography, theology, genre, literary devices, major themes, and contemporary application issues.

Unit Code: BA2206L

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning Outcomes


Analyse, assess and engage with scholarly debates over understanding the books of the Pentateuch


Identify and articulate major theological themes running through the books of the Pentateuch and throughout the Bible


Research, document and write an exegesis of a selected text from the Pentateuch, giving due weight to historical, literary and theological concerns


Identify different interpretations of texts and present apt and significant contemporary applications based on the analysis of these texts and interpretations

Unit sequence

Old Testament Introduction or equivalent


Lectures, tutorials, class presentations


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Exegesis —Category A (Hebrew) —Category B (non Hebrew)

3000 words

3000 60.0
Tutorial Paper

Part A: Tutorial paper on a Pentateuchal theme (10–20 minutes) 1500 Words 10% Part B: Essay on a Pentateuchal theme 30% due 80% of time elapsed

1500 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-31 16:26:14 +1100