This unit will guide students in the study of significant social and theological themes within the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Themes such as creation, covenant, family, the body, the poor, gender, food, land, justice, the state, power, hope, spirituality, to name a few. These themes will be examined within their original literary, historical and cultural contexts and evaluated for their relevance to contemporary times and practice.

Unit Code: BA3069P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate some critical issues relating to the study of selected theological themes in the Hebrew Bible


Describe the cultural, social, historical, literary, religious contexts in which these themes originated


Analyse scholarly interpretations of these themes


Articulate the relevance of these themes to the contemporary context of church and society

Unit sequence

15 points of introductory study in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible


online lessons, forum and tutorial engagement


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Literature review – 2000 words

0 40.0

Thematic Essay – 3000 words

0 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-12 08:25:15 +1100