This unit explores the phenomenon of prophecy in Israel during the eighth century BCE. The theology of specific prophets will be considered, including motifs such as covenant, eschatology, law and cult, social justice, election, “the remnant”, and foreign nations. Critical and exegetical tools will be employed to study selected passages in Isaiah, Micah, Amos and Hosea.
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the overall historical, political, and social framework of the Ancient Near East and the Eighth Century Prophets.
Articulate and compare the major theological themes of the relevant prophets
Assess the relationships between Old Testament covenants, the Torah and the message of the Eighth Century Prophets
Compare and contrast selected prophets’ responses to the religious and socio-cultural contexts of 8th century Israel and Judah
Produce evidence of advanced research and exegetical skills, including methodological considerations
Critically evaluate the mandate to social action with respect to the message of the Eighth Century Prophets
24 points post-graduate foundational in Biblical Studies, or equivalent
Lectures, seminars, group work
Blog 1,500 words total
2,200 word Essay
3,300 word Exegetical essay
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-16 09:17:40 +1000