This unit will introduce the concepts of justice in the teaching of Israel’s prophets, giving attention to key prophetic texts in their historical and social contexts. The focus for exegetical studies will be texts selected from Amos, Isaiah and Jeremiah. The relevance of these texts will be discussed in relation to the dynamic biblical dialogue about the nature of sin, the role of law, and the impact of social and economic change on Israel’s understanding of divine will.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of selected prophetic texts on the theme of justice;
Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the social, economic, religious issues underlying these texts
Critically analyse biblical texts using a variety of approaches to interpretation;
Critically appreciate the variety of biblical concepts of justice;
Reflect theologically on biblical texts and relate biblical studies to other theological disciplines in a research project at a postgraduate standard.
48 points in Hebrew Bible
There are six fortnightly sessions, with accompanied online interaction. Each session consists of lecturer’s input, guided reading, additional suggested resources, and tutorial tasks requiring critical reflection and peer interaction. Students will be expected to contribute to the online tutorial discussions following each session
Exegesis 3,000 words
Essay 3000 words
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Online tutorial participation (not fewer than 6 entries of approximately 300 words) 1,800 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 16 Oct, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-15 08:02:32 +1100