This unit will examine the phenomenon of Israelite prophecy set in its Ancient Near Eastern context. The historical setting of the message of individual prophets will be considered and their theology examined. Emphasis will be given to texts taken from the prophecies of Amos and Hosea. Also, a selection of texts from Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel will be considered.

Unit Code: BA2300C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the phenomenon of prophecy in the Ancient Near East and Israel.


Be cognizant with the historical background of the prophetic period in Israel.


Describe the principal literary forms and modes of expression used in the prophetic literature.


Apply a range of standard biblical methodologies to selected prophetic texts.


Demonstrate a knowledge of the content, structure, and theological themes found in selected prophetic texts.


Offer a credible interpretation of prophetic texts for today.

Unit sequence

BS1001C and BS1002C or equivalent


Each three hours consists of two hours of interactive lectures and one hour of report.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

2,500-word report

0 35.0

500-word report

0 35.0
Written Examination

1 hour written examination

0 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-08 14:04:34 +1100