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: BA9069P

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

Show when this Unit is running

Learning Outcomes


Provide a critical and coherent analysis of selected theological themes in the Hebrew Bible


Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the cultural, social, historical, literary, religious contexts in which they originated


Critically evaluate scholarly interpretations of these themes


Exhibit the ability to relate the study of the selected themes to a broader understanding of the texts and theology of the Hebrew Bible


Critically analyse 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 0 30.0

A Thematic essay – 4000 words

0 70.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-14 10:53:22 +1100