This unit will investigate the connection between Biblical interpretation and social transformation. Traditional historical critical, literary and contemporary ideological approaches to Scripture will be explored. The applicability of these approaches to contemporary contexts, with attention given to political, cultural and environmental spheres of life, will be critically considered.
Demonstrate competency in the use of relevant tools for biblical studies, such as commentaries, theological and bible dictionaries, lexicons, journals and digital resources, and primary sources
Engage a variety of exegetical methods in the analysis of biblical texts.
Identify and describe historical, cultural, social and literary contexts of biblical texts
Explain how the relationship between texts and readers affects the interpretation and application of biblical texts
Apply critical insights from the studied methods within a particular context
BA1011S Justice in the Old Testament or an equivalent foundational unit in Biblical Studies
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
Major essay (exegetical) 2500 words
Forum Posts – 3 submitted posts (3 x 300 words each) responding to case studies or reading plus 2 responses (50 words each) to other student’s posts – 1000 words
|Multiple Choice Quizzes or Tests||
Online Quiz (exegetical terminology) (250 words)
Minor essay (thematic) 1000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-30 19:16:47 +1100