This unit explores major theological themes in the Old Testament and their development over time. The approaches taken by significant scholars in the field will be investigated with a view to understanding the contribution of Old Testament theologies to contemporary Christian understanding.

Unit Code: BA3143B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of Old Testament theological themes within the cultural, historical and literary contexts in which they originated.


Evaluate scholarly interpretative approaches to Old Testament theological themes.


Identify the interrelatedness of the Old Testament and the New Testament.


Articulate how Old Testament theological themes can contribute to the proclamation of the Church.


Develop a framework for evaluating the ongoing relevancy of Old Testament theological traditions

Unit sequence

36 points in BA (Old Testament)


Employing both inductive and deductive approaches, the learning in this unit may include structured learning activities, lectures, guided readings, group work, online learning , video conferencing .


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Critical Review

1,400 critical review

0 30.0

2,200 word essay

0 50.0
Summative Reflection

900 word summative reflection

0 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 18 Oct, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-12 09:51:40 +1100