Students in this unit will study the phenomenon of Israelite prophecy in its Ancient West Asian (Ancient Near Eastern) context. Each instance of a difference in justice and theodicy themes will be studied within individual literary prophetic books and prophetic characters’ in other OT narratives. Emphasis is on justice issues in Amos and Hosea, and theological themes more generally in Jeremiah, Isaiah and Ezekiel. Consideration will be given to the relevance of these texts in the global context.

Unit Code: BA2700T

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


Demonstrate an understanding of prophecy as it appeared in ancient West Asia (Near East).


Understand key points regarding the historical background of the prophetic literature and traditions of ancient Israel.


Apply a range of biblical reading methodologies and approaches to selected prophetic texts.


Analyse and exegete a specific prophetic text.


Articulate key prophetic themes and theologies.


Lectures and assessment that require demonstration of some integration of knowledge with specific skills, tools and applications to specific contexts.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Exegetical essay (2500 words)

0 40.0

Report (500 words)

0 15.0
Oral Presentation

Presentation (equivalent to 1000 words)

0 30.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Tutorial (face to face) or Forum (online) (equivalent to 500 words)

0 15.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-11 07:32:05 +1100