In this unit students will gain an overview of diverse approaches and methods employed in the interpretation of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). These methods will be employed to consider the main theological themes such as creation, election, justice, covenant, mercy, prophecy, suffering, death, gender and ecology. Consideration will be given to the ways in which different scholars and traditions have understood the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

Unit Code: BA2300T

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Outline and apply established and recent interpretative methods needed for constructing an Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) theology


Analyse texts with a view to identifying key theological themes in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)


Assess relationships between different theological themes of the Old Testament


Review scholarly literature on a particular theological theme of the Old Testament


Discuss the issues involved in employing Old Testament theological themes in the development of Christian theology

Unit sequence

Introduction to the Old Testament or equivalent


Weekly readings and lectures, tutorial interaction, online lessons and formative feedback activities


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegesis 0 45.0

Forum or tutorial sessions (equivalent to 1000 words)

0 20.0

Essay (1500 words)

0 34.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-08 14:19:16 +1100