Content

This unit aims to introduce students to the diversity of Old Testament traditions; exploring the relationships between theological themes in different historical contexts; and developing a familiarity with exegetical tools and methods, using inductive learning.

Unit Code: BA8701W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the historical and social worlds of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible

2.

Effectively use the tools for biblical interpretation (dictionaries, commentaries, journals, monographs and primary sources)

3.

Develop and an awareness of, and appreciation for, the history of Hebrew Bible research and a variety of current interpretive approaches

4.

Demonstrate theological and hermeneutical applications of the Hebrew Bible within our current context

5.

Undertake postgraduate-level research into the Hebrew Bible, and demonstrate this by writing an exegetical paper using appropriate methods and skills

Pedagogy

Lectures, activities, online tutorial discussion

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

3000 word essay

45.0
Exegesis

3000 word exegesis

45.0
Critical Review

1,000 words of online participation, critically responding to set readings

10.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-09 11:52:34 +1100