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: BA9143B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

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.


Interpret the multiple and at times conflicting strands of thinking that constitute Old Testament theological themes over time.


Evaluate scholarly interpretative approaches to Old Testament themes.


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


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.

Unit sequence

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible, or equivalent


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

2000 word critical review

2000 30.0
Summative Reflection

1500 word summative reflection

1500 20.0

3500 word essay

3500 50.0

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

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-16 08:08:39 +1000