This unit will initially offer a general overview of the book of Jeremiah, and then focus on the call narrative in chapter 1, the oracles in chapters 2–6, the Temple sermon in chapters 7 and 26, the confessions of Jeremiah, the so-called ‘scroll of consolation’ in chapters 30–31, and the narrative of the fall of Jerusalem in chapters 37–44, 52. The unit will also consider the difference between the MT and LXX versions, true and false prophecy, prophetic signs, the prophet as intercessor, and prophetic charisma.
Demonstrate a critical grasp of the historical, literary and theological issues associated with the Books of the Twelve Prophets and their interpretation
Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the theological themes in the book of Jeremiah
Exegete passages from the book of Jeremiah
Make critical use of secondary sources, e.g., commentaries
Critically discuss the issue of the continuing relevance of the book of Jeremiah
Demonstrate the necessary skills to research and write an exegetical paper and essay on a text or topic in the book of Jeremiah.
Successful completion of BA8000Y or equivalent
Lectures, seminars, discussions
3000 word exegetical paper
5000 word major essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Sep, 2019
Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 14:30:11 +1100