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: BA9409T
Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit Discipline: Old Testament
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this Unit is running
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
15 points of OT study
: 6 fortnightly sessions online. Each session consists of the teacher's multi-media lessons augmented by the set texts, online forums and tasks.
2,500 word exegetical essay
2,500 word thematic essay
Online tutorial engagement across 6 forums (equivalent to 1,000 words)
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015
Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-15 09:58:44 +1100