This unit provides an in-depth exegetical study of the Book of Ezekiel, known for its vivid imagery of God and its themes of divine abandonment, idolatry and right worship. The course will ask students to examine the text as a prophetic response to trauma located in a particular historical, religious, and social setting. We will then consider how such themes might offer a way of thinking about the prophetic voice in the face of trauma and change in today’s world.

Unit Code: BA9400T

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Trinity College Theological School

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an awareness of the dating, authorship, social setting and key themes of Ezekiel


Critically interpret the text of Ezekiel in its ancient literary and historical setting


Critically examine, with exegetical support and consideration from a range of secondary scholarship, the theological themes of Ezekiel.


Provide a critically informed account of Israelite prophecy from the period


Apply creative, critical, and reflective analysis of Ezekiel as a prophetic voice in the face of trauma and change in today’s world

Unit sequence

15 points of OT study


Lectures and seminars or similar


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegetical Essay

3,000 word exegetical essay

0 50.0

1 x 3,000 word thematic essay

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-15 09:33:06 +1100