This course will undertake a study of Wisdom Literature. Specific texts will be studied from historical critical and literary perspectives. The unit studies two books from Wisdom Literature: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (Qoholeth), Daniel and Job.
Demonstrate a knowledge of the structure and composition of the chosen books
Analyse and explain the significance of literary forms
Identify distinctive theological themes that emerge
Evaluate the similarities and differences in the way that wisdom is depicted
Critically discuss the issue of the continuing relevance of Wisdom Literature
Demonstrate appropriate skills in critical biblical interpretation.
Successful completion of BA 8000Y or equivalent
Lectures, seminars, discussions
3000 word exegetical paper
4500 word major essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 14:16:54 +1100